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Online Safety Training Course | Certificate | Level 2 | 10 Topics | 94 Minutes

Online Safety Training


certified by: CPD
topics: 6
assessment: 1
pass mark: 75%
duration: 56 minutes
downloadable personalised certificate
professional voiceover


Online Safety Training


This covers key points from:

  • CEOP guidance
  • The Online Safety Act
  • Effective practice as outlined by Ofsted
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education


This CPD-certified, level-2 e-learning course is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children in their work or voluntary activity, and provides learners with a thorough understanding of online risks, preventative measures, and guidance on the Online Safety Act in general.

The course includes optional voiceover recorded by a professional actor and includes downloadable resources, culminates with an assessment and provides certification upon completion to evidence the learning provided. It is specifically designed to give learners a better understanding of the UK's Online Safety Act – including changes that are yet to be rolled out – as well as risks that children face online, what preventative measures they can take, and how to take action in the event of an online safety incident.

Topic 1

the risks we all face online

The importance of online safety as a vital life skill, how we all interact with technology, risky behaviour, the risks we all face online – both adults and children – including damage to reputation, bullying, deception, exploitation, revenge porn, and identity theft.

the risks we all face online
Topic 2

the risks that children face online

How much children know about the online world compared to adults, the online behaviour of children and young people, how children and young people interact with social media, sites and apps, the risks that children face online, including content risks, contact risks and conduct risks.

the risks that children face online
Topic 3

the online safety act

How online service providers must identify, mitigate and manage the risks of harm from content and activity that is illegal or harmful to children. What content is to be removed or limited, and who holds responsibility for following this framework.

the online safety act
Topic 4

what next?

How the Online Safety Act is planned to roll out, the phases involved, and when to expect new legislation and codes of practice.

what next?
Topic 5

continuing risks

Some of the risks that children and young people may still be exposed to, including cyberbullying, grooming issues, sexually explicit messages or images, and illegal downloading. How these risks present, and how to be safer online to minimise the risk.

continuing risks
Topic 6

prevention and referral

Supporting children's internet use by using filters and controls, and having conversations with children or young people about online safety. How to make referrals or reports to relevant bodies, and how to support children through this.

prevention and referral


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