Online Safety Training

Keeping children safe online

Due to the rapid advancement of the internet, online safety concerns for children and young adults have grown hugely and will continue to do so.

In 2024, it's critically important that all educators have a deep understanding of all online platforms, spaces and apps. Completing online safety training allows educators to increase their ability to keep children safe online.

Online safety training means educators can stay up-to-date with the developing capabilities of children and young adults to communicate, socialise, game and live online. This includes VR, AR and A.I. capabilities. 

This accredited online safety training course provides learners with a practical toolkit to proactively and reactively act to keep children safe online.  

On this course you will look at:
- children’s use of technology
- harmful online content
- ways to keep children and young people safe from abuse online
- how to engage with parents and carers to keep children safe online

An Online Safety Certification goes hand in hand with a Level 2 Safeguarding Certification to provide full protection.

2 hours
Video time:
1.5 hours
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The CPD Certification Service accreditation for this course means that the course content is
high-quality, relevant and practical in regards to Internet safety in 2024.

The Prospero Learning Online Safety course has passed rigorous checks completed by The CPD Certification Service. Learners can be confident that the strategies and tools learnt on this course can be used effectively in their role as an education professional to help keep children safe online.

Learners will have the confidence to deploy their new knowledge and skills immediately in their role.

Who needs online safety training?

  • Parents and carers
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • SEND Teachers
  • Supply Teachers
  • Support Staff
  • Tutors
  • SENCOs
Technology is an integral part of the lives of nearly all children and young adults in the UK. Whether it's a mobile phone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer or games console, children and young adults are spending more time than ever before on the Internet on a daily basis - including whilst they are at school.

As technology progresses, school age children will be spend even more time online. The necessity for them to be protected whilst online, in school and at home, will grow alongside this. The current technological climate means esafety is something that all educators have to be experts in. 

Staying ahead of trends and equipping themselves with internet safety knowledge means educators can work alongside parents and carers to create a secure online environment for their learners.

The online world exposes children to danger in many forms. From cyberbullying to stalking, to digital identity & credit card theft, to grooming and sexual assault. These threats and dangers are exacerbated by new and emerging technology, especially for the most vulnerable students. This training course touches on the most common forms of online risk and abuse, and provides strategies to prevent and resolve these risks.

Learners will also gain insight on how to teach children and young adults the importance of staying safe online. Teaching the importance of online safety in the early years of education has a huge reductive effect on the long-term avoidance of internet harm as children learn best practices and self-protection techniques.

Online Safety Training key learning topics

  • What is online safety

  • What children do online

  • Mitigating internet risk and harm

  • Strategies for different online platforms, devices and apps

  • Engaging with parents and carers on esafety 

  • Relevant online safety legislation 

Online Safety Training chapter breakdown