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Protecting Young People Online – Online Intake

Sunday June 30



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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.

Learning outcomes
• 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?

Once you have signed them up here, your staff will be enrolled as soon as possible. You may enrol them any time up until the end of June.

They will receive an email with their login details for the Moodle (our online learning management system) and will then have up to three months to complete the course at their own pace. The three month period commences from the date of enrolment – i.e. even if your staff are enrolled at the end of June, 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 yet begun will receive a reminder email, and be put in contact with their local Moodle Champion, where possible. The manager who enrolled them will also receive a reminder email at this time.

Because all of our courses have a supervision component, it is essential that you provide your manager/supervisor’s contact details when signing up.

Once staff have completed the online component of the courses (and received a satisfactory grade on any final assessment) they must then complete a Team Talks conversation about the course content during their next supervision session. Their manager/supervisor will notify the Centre for Excellence once the Team Talks session has been completed – the Centre will then send out a certificate of completion to the staff member.


How long will the training take? Will I need any special equipment?

Although staff will have three months to finish the training in, it won’t take anywhere near that long!

On average, 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.


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