Annual Certificate in Teaching Online Safety | Primary (International Schools) (2022-23)

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About The Course

Annual Certificate in Teaching Online Safety | Primary (International Schools) (2022-23)

Course Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes (approx.) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.

All children in primary schools should be taught about online safety as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. An effective whole school or college approach to online safety protects and educates pupils in their use of technology and establishes mechanisms to identify, intervene in, and escalate any concerns where appropriate.

Developed by Heather Cardwell, experienced online safety lead and senior school leader, this course provides you with the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to feel confident and empowered to help keep children safe online.

Please note: This course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding why teaching online safety to children is so important and should form part of a whole school approach to safeguarding children online.
  • Recognising best practice guidance around teaching online safety and the support available to support curriculum objectives.
  • Identifying the common challenges that teachers face when teaching online safety through the curriculum and how to overcome them.
  • Recognising practical steps which can be implemented to help support teaching online safety to children of different ages and abilities.
  • Understanding how to deliver a whole-school approach to online safety and the need to keep on top of current trends and the latest updates.

Course Units

Introduction

Developed by Heather Cardwell, experienced online safety lead and senior school leader, this course provides you with the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to feel confident and empowered to help keep children safe online.

Module 1: Why is online safety important?

Module 1 explores why online safety is important, acknowledging the ever-changing online landscape and how children in primary years use technology.

Module 2: Exploring UK guidance and legislation

In module 2, we’ll look at UK guidance around teaching online safety to children in schools and the emphasis on safeguarding children online.

Module 3: Initial challenges and first steps

Module 3 will look at some of the common barriers teachers face, such as a lack of confidence, time or responsibility, when trying to teach online safety to children in the classroom

Module 4: Implementing online safety in the classroom

Module 4 will explore how to implement online safety in the classroom, install confidence, deliver the right safeguarding messages and work with others to effectively teach online safety to pupils.

Module 5: Support for teachers

Module 5 looks at support for teachers with respect to teaching online safety effectively, including being aware of misinformation and finding high-quality resources.

Module 6: Embedding online safety through the school

Module 6 discusses how you can look to embed a culture of online safety through your school, working together to raise awareness and educate and protect children online.

Heather Cardwell

About The Expert

Heather Cardwell

Senior leader & practising Online Safety Lead with extensive experience of implementing successful online safety policy in schools.
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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 2021 guidance.

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Monthly Online Safety Update Service

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Designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety statutory duties outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2021.

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