BHSCP - Safeguarding in a Digital Age - A Practical Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event (face to face)

This half day course from the Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP) will equip you with information and practical safeguarding guidance to help safeguard children and young people in the digital age. It will help you understand how they communicate on the internet and through apps, how offenders may exploit this and other risks, and what steps parents/carers can take to prevent  online abuse and exploitation. Participants will also learn different sources of support from which they/children can seek information and advice. This course is run is association with Safety Net.

This course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people, or families in Brighton & Hove, especially those who may supervise them whilst they using the internet. This training is highly recommended for those working in children's residential homes.

Start Date
Wednesday 6 July 2022
End Date
Wednesday 6 July 2022
09:30 - 13:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • consider the different ways that children & young people interact online, and appreciate the positive aspects of this digital communication as well as being aware of the risks

  • understand how offenders may use the internet to target or exploit children & young people

  • discuss the potential connection between ease of access to inappropriate material online and violent crime, including a rise in the number of young people committing serious sexual offences. Consider how we can challenge the normalisation of this behaviour online. 

  • learn practical steps to protect children on the internet

  • explain security steps that can be used and their benefits and limitations, including parental settings, firewalls and privacy settings

  • identify other organisations to support children/parents around internet use

  • recognise how we can work together to support children & young people to have a positive online presence, build their resilience to face the different challenges in a digital age, and stay safe both online and off. 


Additional information
This training will include the use of tablets.
Target Audience
Assessment Services (BHCC) / Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Care Homes / Care Homes Only / Care Managers / Carers / Children's Services / Children's Services (B&HCC) / CVS / Early Years Providers / FE Providers / Fire Service / For anyone where relevant to role / Foster Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Managers / Mental Health Services / New Starters / Nursing Homes / Occupational Therapists / Orbis Service Only / People Managers / Police & Probation / Registered Managers / Schools / Senior Staff / Social Workers / South Downs National Park Authority / This Event is for Brighton & Hove City Council Staff Only / Trainers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Microsoft Teams, online learning session
Event Trainers
Safety Net
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