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Online abuse: diagnosis and treatment

Course Title:
Online abuse: diagnosis and treatment
Course Code:
Online abuse

Internet safety for children is an area that many professionals and parents wish they had a better understanding of. This course aims to provide sufficient information to allow you to make informed choices, protect children from online dangers and ensure any issues are dealt with appropriately.

  Scheduled Dates For Course:
Course DateEnd Date of RegistrationTimeVenue
23/07/2020 16/07/2020 09:00-12:30 Kingston Hospital
Course Duration:
Half Day
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Safeguarding children & young people online can involve a range of issues e.g. cyberbullying, pressure to look ‘right’ & get ‘likes’, fake news, violence, extremist behaviour, grooming, child sexual & criminal exploitation and sexting.

There are 3 areas of concern for using the internet:

  • Content – are children accessing harmful material e.g. racist, pornographic, bullying, sexual, homophobic, or damaging ideas?
  • Contact – who else is the child in interacting with online and are they encouraging the child to do something harmful?
  • Conduct – is the child’s online behaviour causing concern e.g. making, sending and receiving explicit images, online bullying, and racism?

This training aims to provide practitioners with insight and awareness into all of these issues and consider strategies for prevention and support

  Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course participants will:

  • Have an understanding of types of online abuse including catfishing, trolling, gaslighting, SWATting, sextortion, revenge porn, radicalisation and identity theft
  • Be aware of the techniques used by online perpetrators such as tracking, monitoring and stalking, the hidden internet (dark web)
  • Have considered prevention and support strategies
  • Have been signposted to help and support agencies 
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