It is essential that all early years staff can recognise, respond to and refer online safety concerns within their setting in order to safeguard children in their care. Ofsted’s ‘Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings’ handbook recommends that ‘all members of staff should be provided with online safety training’.
This course provides Early Years practitioners with a basic awareness of how young children use technology, the potential risks online and how they can manage and minimise these risks. It explores implications for staff use of technology, how to keep staff safe online and how to refer concerns. It also contains references to local and national guidance, as well as signposting to useful support and resources.
Why should you take this course?
This course will enable early years practitioners to:
- develop awareness of the potential risks children in early years settings and older may experience online
- consider implications for staff use of technology and how to keep themselves safe online
- explore the role and responsibilities for managers and designated safeguarding leads regarding online safety in line with national guidance
- be aware of useful and supportive resources
- Please note: The licence for this course will last one year from your date of purchase.
- The course should take 45 minutes to complete.
The current version of this course is in line with ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ Statutory Framework 2023.
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