Parents, guardians, foster carers and social work practitioners are being urged to think about the growing importance of remaining safe online as this month’s Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 10th February) draws nearer.
The national awareness day is designed to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, with a specific focus amongst children and young people. This is a growing area of concern for those working in social care and Sanctuary Training has noted that there is increased demand for more educational workshops relating to this area.
As a result, Sanctuary Training has worked alongside course trainer Jonathan Taylor to launch new one-day workshops, which are aimed at helping health and social care professionals understand the importance of online safety and how it relates to safeguarding practices. Jonathan has spent the majority of his career working within the Metropolitan Police’s Child Abuse Investigation Command, and is therefore extremely knowledgeable and highly experienced when delivering e-safety and social media awareness courses.
One course is specifically aimed towards those working with children and young people, whilst a second tailored workshop has been established to cover the different needs of those supporting vulnerable adults. The training will allow delegates to gain a comprehensive understanding of the potential dangers that can be caused as a result of online activity and social media, whilst also looking at specific issues such as cyber-bullying, sexting, digital footprints and any legal implications.
Harriet Cadman, Head of Sanctuary Training said: “The recent case in the media about the tragic death of Breck Badner highlights the risks that can be found online. I’m delighted to be working so closely with Jonathan, whose bespoke e-safety training is an invaluable resource for those working with vulnerable people. Our training is available to all health and social care professionals, and we can also offer specific age-related seminars for schools, youth groups or sports clubs upon request.”
The next e-safety training course will take place on Thursday 19th February at the Holiday Inn on Cavell Street in London. To register to attend you can book online or for more information, call 0333 7000 028.