Please note that this section is currently under review.
The TSCP offer an introduction to Online Safety e-learning module to raise awareness of the issues that professionals need to be aware of such as cyber-bullying and sexting.
You can book a place on this module by following this link
A classroom based Introduction to Online Safety course is also available, the course will help users reflect on children and young people's online world. The course is open to all, and can be booked via learning pool here.
Talking to your child is one of the best way to help keep children safe and the NSPCC have some good resources here to help you have conversations with your child.
The NSPCC have from case reviews published a summary of key issues for improving practice around online harm and abuse Online harm and abuse: learning from case reviews | NSPCC Learning
The NWG (national charity working with professionals to share information on child sexual exploitation and trafficking in the UK) has produced two leaflets. One addresses the challenges professionals face in relation to online harm when working with young people. It outlines the specific issues and the ways professionals can engage effectively with young people and their families. The other is to help parents and carers talk to children about online harm, especially if it has happened to them. Both resources are free to access following registeration.
The UK Safer Internet Centre have a Professionals Online Safety Helpline and you can find further information regarding this here.
or call: 0344 381 4772 - Open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) which provides resources, training and support for professionals who work directly with children and young people.
New technologies inspire children to be creative, communicate and learn. However, while the internet is a great resource, it is important that children and young people are protected from the risks they may encounter. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) is a group of more than 200 organisations drawn from across government, industry, law, academia and charity sectors that work in partnership to help keep children safe online. The Council was established in 2010 following a review by Professor Tanya Byron and discusses and takes action on topical issues concerning children’s use of the internet.
The Devon and Cornwall and Dorset Police Website gives the latest news, events and information for professionals working with children and young people from Devon, Cornwall and Dorset.