Keeping children safe online - online course

Last updated: 27 Nov 2018

An online introductory course for anyone who works with children

Learn how children use the internet and how you can keep them safe from abuse.

Working at your own pace, this introductory elearning training course will help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with.


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£30 per person
Approximately 4 hour online training course

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Course content

This course will help you to think about the issues that children and young people face online.

Working at your own pace, you’ll learn about:

  • 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.

How the online course works

Each section takes about 20-25 minutes to complete, followed by a series of questions. At the end of each section you’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers.

The course includes:

  • teaching pages
  • film clips
  • audio recordings
  • reflective tasks
  • interactive learning activities and quizzes.

You have access to your course for one year following purchase. Once you've successfully completed it you can download a personalised certificate of achievement.

Who is this course for?

Keeping children safe online is an introductory course for anyone who works with children or families in their paid or voluntary work. You don’t need any previous child protection training.

People who have taken this course include:

  • teachers
  • social workers
  • youth clubs
  • police
  • local authorities
  • people working in children’s leisure, community and religious organisations.

Technical requirements

Keeping children safe online (2.0) should run in most web browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

Before beginning your course, we recommend installing the latest version of your web browser.

The new version of Keeping children safe online is compatible with most tablet devices. However the NSPCC does not provide full technical support for tablet users. Versions of Keeping children safe online purchased before 20th September 2016 will not run on tablets.

Having trouble? Try:

  • updating your web browser
  • turning off your pop-up blocker
  • clearing your cache
  • accepting our cookies
  • turning off private browsing. 

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£30 per person
Approximately 4 hour online training course

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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

Information and resources

Online abuse

E-safety for schools


Buy now

£30 per person
Approximately 4 hour online training course 

Bought this course before 31 August 2018 and need to take it? Sign in now

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