Internet Safety - How to keep your children safe online
- 2 hours on-demand video
- 3 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Understand the importance of online security for your children
- Discuss online security with your children and teach them how to stay safe.
- Describe the risks that children face when they go online.
- Implement simple security measures on laptops, tablets and mobiles.
- Ensure that your children's privacy is maintained when they are online.
- Understand better the myriad of applications that children use to keep in touch with each other.
- Deal with difficult issues such as cyber-bullying and online grooming, if they arise.
- Some understanding of PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones would be useful, but not essential.
Have you ever wondered what your children get up to when they are online?
Do you worry about them accessing inappropriate material such as pornography?
What about grooming, are you sure that they are only talking to people they already know?
Are they sexting, sending inappropriate pictures to their friends using social media apps such as Snapchat?
Are they suffering from cyberbullying, if so, what are the tell tale signs?
Worrying isn’t it?
As parents we like to hope that our children will do the right things, but how will they know if we don’t tell them? This course will help you to answer some of these difficult questions.
The course consists of video lectures with practical demonstrations on some of the key topics. There are also exercises for you to complete which hopefully will get you thinking and talking with your children.
What sorts of things do we cover in the course?
- Having a secure network at home is an essential foundation to your children's online safety. In the section "Building a secure IT environment at home" we look at some the fundamental building blocks of Internet safety.
- There are five main steps to Internet safety for your kids and we will look at these in detail in the section "Step by step to safety online".
- What happens when things go wrong? In the section "Dealing with difficult issues" we will look at the six most common issues that you face as parents with an emphasis on practical steps that you can take if they happen.
So why don’t you do something amazing, and sign up for this course. Surely your child’s Internet safety is worth a few hours of your time?
- Parents who are concerned about the online security of their children.
- Anyone who wants to find out more about online security for children.
- Teachers who want to promote online security to their pupils.
This lecture introduces the course material and the instructor. After completing this lecture you will have a better idea of the main objectives and sections of the course.
Congratulations for signing up for this course, hopefully it will change the way you view online security and will make you passionate about wanting to keep your children safe online. It is easy to be complacent about the Internet, this is not a good idea, especially if you have children. Keeping them safe is your responsibility.
Before we can consider how to make your children safe online we need to make sure that your home network is secure and that you understand how to keep yourself safe online. Children learn most from adults when they demonstrate the best way of doing things, instead of just telling them what to do.
In this lecture you will learn about the importance of building a secure home network to provide the solid foundation to keeping your children safe online.
Once you have all the facts about online security you need to decide a strategy for how you are going to keep your children safe online whilst not restricting that creativity online. In this lesson we will look at how to approach drawing up that strategy.
It is unwise to allow your children completely uncontrolled access to the Internet so how can you put in place controls that prevent them from seeing inappropriate material. This lecture includes demonstrations of how to implement Safe Search in Google Chrome and parental control software.
One of the most important things that you need to do is to discuss online security with your children. Having good channels of communication will ensure that they are more likely to tell you when things go wrong. In this lecture we will look at how to approach the conversation.
Facebook is the primary social networking application that all teenagers want to use to communicate with their friends. In this lecture we will look at how to ensure that your children keep their information private, this includes a demonstration of the privacy settings in facebook.
Our online reputation is a jigsaw puzzle of all the public information about us on the Internet. It is important that children understand that anything they post online will stay there forever. In this lecture we will look at hwo to educate your children about what they post online.