This one-day digital parenting course aims to showcase good practice and issues regarding young people’s welfare, safety and development in the digital world. The course covers sexting, cyberbullying, online grooming and ‘on the ground’ issues for practitioners, parents and carers.
The digital world provides children and young people with continuous opportunities for learning and discovery, but also increasing threats to their wellbeing and safety. This course attempts to explore this in greater detail and identifies the risk and protective factors that need to be in place to safeguard children and young people online.
Aims and objectives
Understanding the benefits and challenges of the online world
Understanding your child’s digital identity including the role of the practitioner, parent and carer
Identifying risk and harm
Increasing protective factors
Developing digital resilience
Discussion on ‘Born Digital’ & ‘Raised Social’
Overview of existing policy on online safety
Social media & the online world (apps)
Cyberbullying & online grooming
Gaming, sexting & pornography
Drugs & the digital world
Digital wellbeing and understanding ‘digital resilience’
National occupational standards
HSC233 Relate to, and interact with, individuals.
HSC3111 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.