Keeping children safe online: online course

Last updated: 04 Feb 2019

An online introductory course for anyone who works with children

Do you know your Fortnite from your Snapchat? Do you know the role online technologies play in children and young people’s lives and the risks they might face?

The online world brings many positives and possibilities, but it’s also full of risks – and it’s constantly changing.

Developed by the NSPCC in association with CEOP, the child protection unit of the National Crime Agency, this elearning course will help you to understand what children and young people do online, why they take risks and how to respond to these risks so you can feel confident in protecting the children you work with.


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£30 per person
Approximately 4 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

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Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


What will I learn?

Keeping children safe online is about making sure you have the information and skills you need to understand how children use the internet and how to respond to risks they may face online.

The course contains nine sections with opportunities for you to reflect and develop your understanding and confidence.

 You’ll learn about topics including:

  • how children use the internet and technology
  • the risks children take online
  • harmful content online
  • online radicalisation and extremism
  • sharing and sexting
  • sexual offending against children online
  • bullying online
  • supporting parents and carers
  • supporting children and young people
  • how to make organisations safer places for children to go online. 

At the end of the course you will:

  • understand which technologies, games, websites and apps children and young people use and why
  • understand the risks and issues associated with children and young people being online
  • know how to access advice and support to be able to better protect children and support parents to help keep children safer online.

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • Developed by the NSPCC in association with CEOP.
  • Regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and best practice advice.
  • Includes film interviews with experts and practitioners in the field, interactive quizzes and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding and confidence.
  • Complete at your own pace and in your own time.
  • Train anytime, anywhere and take the course as many times as you like within one year.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • Once you’ve taken the course, it doesn’t stop there. We have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who works with children and young people needs to know what to do if a child comes to them about something concerning they have seen online. So whether you’re a teacher, social worker, volunteer or a police officer, our elearning course will help you to feel confident in keeping children safer online.

Why take your training with the NSPCC?

At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

As experts in safeguarding and child protection and leading providers of safeguarding training in the UK, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.

And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our online courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.


Buy now

£30 per person
Approximately 4 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Bought this course before 31 August 2018? Sign in now
Bought this course after 31 August 2018? Sign in to access

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers (e.g Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge). See our Technical requirements for elearning courses for more information. 

Reviews

"This is a comprehensive general introduction to the area of e-safety which will enable professionals working with children to identify and manage risks with confidence. Many thanks!"

Course participant

"Really useful course. Clearly outlines each module and provides useful links and videos to support information provided."

Course participant (original course)

"I think the course is great. The fact that it costs a little, can be done at own pace and covers organisation response as well as warnings makes it a professional support I would recommend someone in a school take part in."

Course participant (original course)

Other courses

Child protection: an introduction – online course

Child protection in schools – online course

Managing sexualised behaviour in primary schools – online course

Child protection in sport – online course

Related information and resources

Online abuse

E-safety for schools


Buy now

£30 per person
Approximately 4 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Bought this course before 31 August 2018? Sign in now
Bought this course after 31 August 2018? Sign in to access

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


* We received 6,570 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018. 6,494 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.