Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Non-Teaching Staff (2020-21)

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About The Course

Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Non-Teaching Staff (2020-21)

About the Course

Duration: 35 mins (approx)

Safeguarding and online safety is everybody’s responsibility. The most effective approach is to engage the whole school community, including non-teaching staff. They should be aware of difficulties relating to online safety and able to recognise them.

Our annual certificate in online safety for non-teaching staff has been created by experienced safeguarding consultant and online safety subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum. It provides the core content you need to feel confident and empowered to tackle online safety issues.

Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been organised for busy workloads and accessible on any device, our online safety training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020
  • Teaching Online Safety in Schools 2019
  • Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education 2019

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognising what online safety means and the topics that non-teaching staff and children should be aware of.
  • Identifying what children are accessing online and the range of risks associated with different platforms, websites, apps and games.
  • Understanding what online risks are, and developing the knowledge and confidence to have age-appropriate conversations with children in school.
  • Recognising how you can help to keep children safe online and providing them with support when needed.
  • Understanding a whole-school approach to online safety, complying with your safeguarding requirements and ensuring effective staff use of digital technologies.

Modules

Module 1: What is the need for online safety?

This module discusses why online safety is so important. It explores how children’s use of technology and the internet evolves are they get older and what kind of risks they may be exposed to online.

Module 2: Understanding the risks children face online – unsafe communications

This module looks at the dangers around how children engage with the online world, who they might engage with, and the different ways they may encounter harm. It provides advice and guidance on how schools can take appropriate action.

Module 3: Understanding the risks children face online – managing online information

In this module, you'll cover different types of online content that children may have control over or access to. You'll also identify some the activities they may engage in that can place their own online information in danger.

Module 4: Understanding the risks children face online – effects to health, wellbeing and lifestyle

Here, you'll learn about certain activities that children may become involved in online and how technology and social media can negatively impact their mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

Module 5: Developing a safe online culture

This module discusses your role in developing a whole-school approach to online safety. It explores reporting mechanisms, referrals, compliance promoting good practice, teaching online safety and providing support to children.

Module 6: Staff use of digital technologies

Module 6 explores your role in ensuring effective staff use of digital technologies, particularly in supporting enhanced teaching and learning, and in complying with relevant safeguarding requirements.

Course Units

Introduction

Our annual certificate in online safety for non-teaching staff has been created by experienced safeguarding consultant and online safety subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum. It will provide you with the core content you need to feel confident and...

Module 1: What is the need for online safety?

Module 1 will discuss why online safety is so important. It will explore how children’s use of technology and the internet evolves are they get older and what kind of risks they may be exposed to online.

Module 2: Understanding the risks children face online – unsafe communications

Module 2 will look at the dangers around how and with whom children may engage with online and the different ways they may encounter harm, providing advice and guidance on how schools can take appropriate action.

Module 3: Understanding the risks children face online – managing online information

In module 3 you will cover different types of online content that children may have control over or access to, as well as identifying the activities they may engage in, which can place their own online information in danger.

Module 4: Understanding the risks children face online – effects to health, wellbeing and lifestyle

In module 4 you will learn about certain activities that children may become involved in online and how technology and social media can negatively impact children’s mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

Module 5: Developing a safe online culture

Module 5 will discuss your role in developing a whole school approach to online safety in schools. It will explore reporting mechanisms, referrals, compliance promoting good practice, teaching online safety and providing the necessary support to chil...

Module 6: Staff use of digital technologies

Module 6 will explore your role in ensuring effective staff use of digital technologies, particularly in supporting enhanced teaching and learning and in complying with relevant safeguarding requirements.

Lorna Ponambalum

About The Expert

Lorna Ponambalum

Senior leader and safeguarding consultant with over 15 years’ experience as a DSL in education.
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Certified School Programme

Our Whole School Community Approach to Online Safety Training

Our Certified School Programme is a complete solution for schools to implement an effective approach to online safety.

It has been designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety safeguarding duties outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2020 guidance.

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Whole School Community Training

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Monthly Online Safety Update Service

Supporting schools to stay on top of online safety related news, social media updates, gaming updates and evolving online issues.

Meet DfE Statutory Safeguarding Requirements

Designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety statutory duties outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2020.

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Resources, Lesson Plans and Parent Guides

Access to our Resource Hub containing over 50 platform guides and lesson plans in online safety.

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