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.
Advice for schools: Responding to and managing sexting incidents
The NWG (national charity working with professionals to share information on child sexual exploitation and trafficking in the UK) has produced two new leaflets. One to address 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, but you have to register to access them https://www.nwgnetwork.org/resources/?mc_cid=b36281dab8&mc_eid=cb3145a106
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. Further information here.
The NSPCC have joined force with O2 to develop Share Aware, a campaign that brings straightforward, no-nonsense advice to help untangle the web, showing how you can be a great parent online.
The campaign includes areas where you can keep up to date on what’s new in social networking, how to help your child stay safe online and a helpline (0808 8005002) staffed by experts from the O2 & NSPCC you can call whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks.
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 Police hub.