The National Report on Child Sexual Exploitation highlights that predators often groom children and young people on line. This briefing offers an opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of young people’s online behaviours as well as those of bullies and/or predators.
Upcoming Course Dates:
- Tuesday 23rd January, 2018 - FULL
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- An understanding of language, terminology, technology and applications used by young people using digital technologies including the internet in particular the impact of social networking.
- Understand the potential risks for young people using social media sites and application and how they impact on current issues including cyber bulling (including sexting), CSE and radicalization.
- Understand how those working with young people can support them to stay safe when using social media including responding to incidents, reporting systems to report bullying and abusive online behavior including materials that could be used to support young people.
- Where to go find help for those we work with and ourselves as professionals.
- Help influence the development of robust polices in workplace setting including residential and early years to protect children and young people.
Social media is now an integral part of the world many young people live in and many of them would feel isolated without it. Due to this integrated existence they often leave themselves exposed to risks through their behaviours without recognizing what they are doing or the potential impact of their actions.
The aim of this course is to help those working with young people to understand the functionality of what technology, the risks that behavior opens young people up to and what we can do to help and support.