Safeguarding Children L4 including Internet Safety Certification
Every child has the right to live a life free from abuse. Sadly, many children are mistreated, often by those closest to them. Child abuse, which takes several different forms, has long-lasting repercussions. For example, adults who have been abused as children are significantly more likely to develop mental health problems. They are also at increased risk of perpetrating abuse against others. Fortunately, effective safeguarding can prevent child abuse. It also offers a framework that encourages prompt reporting, which can save a child from further suffering. This course outlines how safeguarding works to support children’s wellbeing, how to identify abuse and what to do if you suspect that a child is being mistreated.
Although the internet is an invaluable tool for discovery and learning, it can also be a dangerous place for the most vulnerable among us. Whether you’re a teacher, in school administration, a parent or you work with children in some other capacity, this course will teach you how to better protect those too young to protect themselves. You will learn how to help children to recognise the potential hazards associated with use of the internet. Furthermore, they will learn to recognise possible warning signs, if a child is being bullied or otherwise abused in their online interactions.
If you work with children, having the tools that this course will give you is absolutely essential.
You Will Learn:-
- What “safeguarding” means, why children are a vulnerable group and who has a responsibility to protect them from harm.
- The different forms child abuse can take, including emotional and sexual abuse.
- How you can identify the most common signs of child abuse.
- What you should do if you know or suspect that a child is being abused.
- Why the internet poses safety risks and how to safeguard children who use the internet.
- The tools that are available, to help you monitor online activity and block harmful content
- The signs that a child is developing an online relationship and how to identify if that relationship is healthy;
- How predators use the internet, to lure in children and signs that a child is in contact with one;
- What cyber bullies are and what to do, if you suspect that a child is using the internet, in order to bully others;
- How to identify if a child has become the victim of online bullying;
- What are the most current apps and software that children are using and the potential risks associated with them;
- Teaching online privacy and why it’s so important to protect your personal information.
Benefits Of Taking This Course:-
- If you are responsible for the care of children, whether in your personal or professional life, this course will help you keep them safe.
- If you are considering starting a career in a childcare or education-based field, this course will prepare you to understand and meet your safeguarding duties.
- You will be in a position to help victims of abuse, allowing you to make an enormous difference to their long-term health and wellbeing.
- Your new knowledge will enable you to navigate media discourse and debates around child protection and safeguarding.
- You will be in a position to teach others how to safeguard children.
- You will be able to make the internet a safer place for children, using these new and valuable skills;
- This course provides the ability to study at the time and from the place that best suits them;
- Study materials are available on all major devices and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.