CPD Principles of Internet Safety

This internet safety training course aims to highlight particular areas of concern for internet users, such as sharing personal information online and the possibility of being groomed online. Your learners will cover topics such as the features associated with the internet; the different ways in which adults, children and young people use the internet; risks of using the internet; and recognising online propaganda – all of which are invaluable topics in internet safety training.

Section 1: Features of the internet

In this section, your learners will develop their awareness of what the internet is and consider the advantages and disadvantages of the internet.

Section 2: How adults, children and young people use the internet

Your learners will discover how to access the internet and consider how people of all ages use the internet, including how they communicate and online shopping trends. This section also includes information on how to be safe when social networking.

Section 3: Risks associated with using the internet

In this section, your learners will be introduced to how their personal information is shared online, cookies, risks to safety and privacy, cyber bullying and trolling. Your learners will also discover how to prevent risks to their privacy, how to prevent cyber bullying and the warning signs of internet grooming.

Section 4: Staying safe when using the internet

This section will cover the signs and symptoms of online abuse to help your learners recognise someone who is being abused online. Your learners will also discover how to report online abuse and how to support victims of internet abuse.

Section 5: Recognising online propaganda

This section covers the benefits and importance of recognising propaganda. Your learners will develop their understanding of the meaning of propaganda, propaganda techniques and how to protect themselves online.

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