Online Safety in Scotland: Keeping children safe in the digital world

Date:
Location: Edinburgh
Organiser: Children in Scotland

This training event is tailored for professionals working with children and young people.  The course will bring you up to date with technology trends including relevant research and highlighting current apps that children and young people are using. 

We’ll look at the range of online safety risks for children and professionals, and the Scottish policy landscape to prevent and respond to those risks.  The course will point to a range of resources and support available to practitioners, and will conclude with a personal action-planning exercise.  Supporting themes include digital participation, literacy and citizenship.

Key Learning

  • Aware of technology trends, current apps and relevant research around how children and young people are using the internet.
  • Consider digital participation: why it’s good to be online!
  • Identify the range of online safety risks for children and young people, from bullying and relationships to fake news and digital footprint.
  • Consider online safety risks for professionals.
  • Summarise the Scottish policy landscape: regulations, strategies and policies relevant to online safety
  • Identify key sources of support and available resources
  • Develop personal action plan for next steps

Who should attend

This training event is tailored for professionals working with children and young people.


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