eSafety - Guidance for Practitioners

Acacia Training and Development
Delivery Method: eLearning

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The use of information and communication technologies with children brings great benefits; it can make learning easier and more interesting. However, safeguarding risks are also attached to using the internet. Children don’t only have access to technologies at home; ICT is embedded across the curriculum, so with such exposure children typically have a lot of confidence. However, their understanding of the risks and dangers may not be high.

By completing this Virtual College course, learners will:

  • Develop awareness of different ways in which children and young people use the internet and mobile technology.
  • Develop awareness of the possible risks to children and young people when using different methods of online and mobile communication,
  • Be able to identify key eSafety practices of which children and young people should be aware,
  • Know how to report abusive behaviour online. Know what to do if a child discloses an experience of abusive online behaviour.

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • The importance of internet safety
  • The benefits and risks of being online
  • Forms of communication media
  • How to protect young people online


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

This course will be useful for anyone who works with, or is involved with children during the course of their work, including parents.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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