Learn how to give children advice about various internet dangers through great communication methods, taught in our Internet Safety Course
With computers becoming a more and more essential to today's world, the age of which people use them is rapidly going down. In a lot of cases, children as young as 2 and 3 years old can correctly operate and function smartphones and tablets. This being the case, it is more important than ever that children are taught about various internet dangers such as grooming, cyber-bullying, pornography and much more.
In this course we will teach you the various dangers that could pose a threat to children as well as the communication methods you can use with your children to gain a better understanding of their online activity.
What the course will teach you:
- Why the dangers of the digital era must be taken seriously.
- How and why children make use of the internet.
- How to keep up to date with the latest technology and the tools your child is likely to be using online.
- The most common ways in which children and teenagers use social media.
- The importance of teaching your child to use privacy settings as a means of protecting their personal information and identity from misuse.
- Much more
Child Internet Safety Certificate
Course Length: 12 - 15 Hours
Module 1: Understanding Why Internet Safety Is So Important – How Children Use the Internet Today
Reasons why the dangers of the digital era must be taken seriously, when it comes to child safety.
Exactly how and why children make use of the internet, for both educational and recreational purposes.
How to strike a balance between appropriate concern for your child’s wellbeing and remaining protective with regards to online activities.
The specific sources of danger that children may encounter, when they use the internet.
Module 2: Safe Use Of Social Media
The prevalence of social media use amongst children and teenagers.
The most common ways in which children and teenagers use social media.
The most popular social media platforms with different age groups.
The importance of teaching your child to use privacy settings as a means of protecting their personal information and identity from misuse.
Module 3: How to Help a Child Suffering Online Bullying Or Harassment
Why you must be prepared to support your child, in the event that they become a victim of bullying.
The factors that may make a child or teenager particularly vulnerable to cyber-bullying.
How to spot the signs that indicate your child may be a victim of bullying.
How children and teenagers feel when they are on the receiving end of cyber-bullying.
Module 4: What If My Child Is Bullying Others?
How you may feel if and when you discover that your child has been subjecting others to bullying or harassing behaviour.
Why you should not hold yourself completely accountable for your child's actions.
How best to talk to your child if they have been accused of bullying behaviours.
The legal consequences your child can expect if they have been involved in serious or sustained online harassment.
Module 5: Talking To Children About Internet Safety
Why good communication skills are important in keeping your child safe online.
The sensitive issues you will have to discuss with your child when educating them about online safety.
The barriers you may encounter when you try to talk to your child about sensitive issues.
How to encourage your child to talk to you about their fears and concerns.
Module 6: Online Grooming and How to Prevent It
What is meant by the term “grooming' and why parents need to be aware of the dangers.
The various types of online grooming used by predators on the internet.
How the grooming process typically unfolds, from beginning to end.
How to spot the signs of grooming and abuse in children and teenagers.
Module 7: Online Extremism and Managing The Risk Of Radicalisation
The kinds of extreme material that children and teenagers can view online.
The potential effects of viewing such material on children and teenagers.
The ways in which online material can shape the opinions of children and teenagers.
The nature of extremist and radical political content and how its impact can be lessened.
Module 8: How The Internet Affects Young Peoples Attitudes Towards Sex and Relationships
What children and teenagers learn about sex, gender roles and relationships online.
Research findings, which indicate that viewing pornography may have a negative long-term effect on healthy sexual development and the ability to form appropriate relationships.
How to talk to your child about pornography and other sexually explicit material.
How children and young people use the internet to date and develop romantic relationships.
Module 9: Identifying, Preventing and Overcoming Internet Addiction in Children and Teenagers
What internet addiction is, the main symptoms and the long-term effects if it is left untreated.
Why you need to remain alert to the possibility of internet addiction in children and teenagers.
The factors that make an individual more susceptible than average to developing an internet addiction.
How you can help your child or teenager cut down on their internet use.
Module 10: Tools To Help You Monitor Your Child’s Internet Use
Why you may want to consider using tools, such as monitoring applications, to keep your child safe online.
The major functions offered by some of the most popular monitoring tools available.
How to introduce and talk about monitoring tools with your child.
The ways in which older children and teenagers may try to work around monitoring tools.
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)
Please note: Although this course will work with the system requirements stated above, the software talked about and used in the course may vary. It is recommended that you check with the software suppliers website before making a purchase.