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 or exploited online. You 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.

  • Course duration – 4 hours
  • Learning method – Online learning materials with online assessment

Within this Principles of Internet Safety training, you will cover the following:

Section 1: Features of the internet
In this section, you will develop your 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
You 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 e.g. using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.

Section 3: Risks associated with using the internet
In this section, you will be introduced to how your personal information is shared online, cookies, risks to safety and privacy, cyber bullying and trolling. You will also discover how to prevent risks to your 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 you recognise someone who is being abused online. You will 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. You will develop their understanding of the meaning of propaganda, propaganda techniques and how to protect yourself online.

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