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Children and young people use social media in many ways: as an integral part of their education, to connect with friends and peers, for entertainment, creativity, self-expression, and gaming. The internet is available at their fingertips 24/7 and at the touch of a button children and young people can access a diverse range of Apps, connect across the world, and share their life with anyone. However, and particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, the NSPCC has reported a rise of online abuse, grooming and inappropriate images with figures reaching 2 million in one month.

Who is Social Media & Safeguarding aimed at?

Professionals who work directly with children and young people who wish to extend their knowledge of the dangers of social media, understand the vulnerabilities of children and young people and gain a positive safeguarding approach to online abuse.

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Be able to identify resources to build children and young people’s skills online.
  • Be able to identify the different kinds of online abuse and recognise indicators of abuse.
  • Be able to distinguish the different components of the 3 C’s risks.
  • Know how to report issues of abuse online and offline
  • Understand how to address safeguarding in relation to social media

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