Protecting Young People Online – Online Intake
Monday September 30, 2019
This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria.
Aim of training
This is an online, interactive training course for residential care staff on a range of issues to do with keeping children and young people safe online. It includes modules on cyber-bullying, grooming and sexual exploitation, sexting, pornography, protecting digital footprints, and policies & procedures to do with online activities. This course also features a range of printed materials designed to guide learners in discussing these issues with young people, which will be sent to your Organisation upon completion of the online component.
- Recognise the indicators which may mean that a young person is being groomed or bullied online – or is engaging in those behaviours themselves.
- Develop an understanding of how one can leave digital footprints behind on the internet – and how to minimise the risk that causes.
- Identify the potential harms and effects of viewing pornography, as well as the legal issues.
- Understand the importance of clear and consistent policies & procedures for online activities – how they protect young people and workers (in addition to the obligations they impose upon workers).
- Develop techniques and confidence in discussing these issues with the young people in your care.
How will enrolments work for the online training?
You may enrol them any time up until the end of September 2019.
- The three month period commences from the date of enrolment – i.e. even if your staff are enrolled at the end of September, they will still have three months to complete the course.
- At the halfway point – roughly one and a half months later – any staff who have not finished will receive a reminder.
- Once staff have completed the online component of the courses (and received a satisfactory grade on any final assessment) they can now download and print their own completion certificate. In Moodle they just need to go to the main screen of the module they have passed and click on Completion certificate, download and then print the certificate.
How long will the training take? Will I need any special equipment?
- Each course will take approximately 2 hours. One of the key benefits of online learning, however, is that staff can complete the courses in their own time. If they have to stop, the Moodle will remember where they were up to and allow them to pick up from there when they come back.
- Staff will not need any special equipment for the training, beyond a computer with a reliable internet connection. All online courses designed by the Centre for Excellence are customised for both desktop computer (Mac and PC), tablets and smartphones.