Annual Certificate in Teaching Online Safety in Primary Schools

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About The Course

Annual Certificate in Teaching Online Safety in Primary Schools

Course Duration: 1 hour and 3 minutes (approx.)

Keeping children safe in education’ requires all schools to teach online safety as part of a ‘broad and balanced curriculum.’ They must teach online safety as part of national curriculum requirements, including relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education, and should ensure children of all ages understand how to stay safe and behave online.

Our annual certificate in how to teach online safety provides you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embed online safety into the curriculum in line with statutory and recommended DfE requirements.

Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.

Developed by Heather Cardwell, experienced online safety lead and senior school leader, the course is split into six modules and encourages audience interaction to support and embed learning. There is also an assessment at the end to help you consolidate your knowledge and evidence completion.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education
  • Teaching online safety in schools
  • Education for a connected world

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 the 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.

Modules

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: Statutory guidance and legislation

In module 2, we’ll look at the 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.

Course Units

Introduction

Developed by Heather Cardwell, experienced online safety lead and senior school leader, the course is split into six modules and encourages audience interaction to support and embed learning. There is also an assessment at the end to help you consoli...

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: Statutory guidance and legislation

In module 2, we’ll look at the 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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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.

My CPD Preview

Whole School Community Training

CPD accredited training for the whole school community, including, DSLs, teachers, school staff, parents and carers.

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.

NOS Certified School Accreditation

Accreditation for your school including a certified school plaque when you meet our approval criteria.

Dedicated Online Safety eLearning Hub

Implement training to all staff and parents with just one click and report on course access and completion.

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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