An eLearning to support the youth work sector to help keep young people safe online
The Child Protection Programme in the National Youth Council of Ireland supports the youth work sector to meet their child protection and safeguarding responsibilities. This eLearning introduces youth workers and volunteers to key topics in online safety, and addresses the challenges that young people may face online. It explores the importance of digital awareness in your role and the ways you can support young people to be safer online.
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Free of charge
DATE, TIME & VENUE
In the evolving landscape of youth work in Ireland, it has never been more important to support youth workers to be effective in safeguarding children and young people online. The objectives of this eLearning are to:
- Enhance awareness of important online safety topics in youth work
- Support youth workers and volunteers to enable safer experiences for young people online
- Support youth organisations to provide safe environments for young people online
- Youth workers
- Youth leaders and volunteers working in a youth organisation
- This elearning is not for young people, parents and families. This is a dedicated eLearning to support those working in the youth work sector in Ireland.
By the end of this eLearning you will:
- Have an awareness for what young people are doing online and how they use technology
- Understand the opportunities that can exist for young people online
- Have developed your own digital awareness and confidence in addressing key components to online safety
- Be familiar with the concepts of digital citizenship and digital resilience for young people
- Understand key risks and challenges that young people may face online
- Understand how young people can be better protected online and the ways you might support them
- Have developed skills to support young people and empower them have safe experiences online
- Have resources to support you to help young people keep safe online
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
This eLearning consists of 6 modules that must be completed in order. There is an accompanying Training Support Manual to this course. At the end of the course there is a short assessment for you to test your learning. You must complete the assessment successfully to receive your Certificate of Completion.
The course takes approximately 2- 2.5 hours to complete overall.
Over 6 modules you will cover the following topics:
- Module One The Online World: Putting Online Safety in Context (20 minutes)
- Module Two The Online World: Digital Awareness and Skills (30 minutes)
- Module Three Online Abuse: Cyberbullying (15 minutes)
- Module Four Online Abuse: Sexual Abuse (15 minutes)
- Module Five Online Abuse: Explicit Images (25 minutes)
- Module Six Online Abuse: Inappropriate Content (15 minutes)
IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE YOU UNDERTAKE THIS E-LEARNING
This eLearning contains sensitive content and explores difficult topics such as child abuse and specifically sexual abuse. This can be particularly distressing for some people. Please liaise with your Manager before you undertake this eLearning and seek support from your Manager and Organisation as required.
You are able to stop this training at any time and come back to it. This is an interactive eLearning so just how much you get out of it is also up to you! There are videos, interactive exercises and activities, opportunities for learning reflection, links and downloads.
This eLearning is not to be copied, adapted or reproduced for any other purpose. It is an individual learning course for youth workers and youth leaders and anyone who works or volunteers in a youth organisation in Ireland. It is not for anybody under the age of 18.
This eLearning provides links and signposts to external resources, supports, tools and websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these external links is not under our control, NYCI cannot assume any liability for such external content. The content of this training has been compiled and draws on multiple sources of information with care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the completeness or accuracy of any of the content herein. NYCI is not a statutory body and this training does not constitute formal guidance. Ultimately, every youth organisation is different so please identify what is relevant and appropriate within your own context and you must always consult with your organisation.