Principles of Internet Safety

Course Cost: 25
Course duration: 4 Hours

The Principles of Internet Safety course aims to increase awareness of E-safety and improve knowledge of the dangers online when using the internet. As the majority of people now use the internet on a daily basis, it is vital that people are aware of the risks involved when using social networks and other websites.

This course is designed to highlight particular areas of concern for internet users, such as sharing personal information online and the dangers of being groomed online. Learners will cover topics such as the features associated with the internet, the different ways adults, children and young people use the internet, the risks of using the internet, the use of propaganda and how to interpret it.

Learners will also look at how they can identify signs and symptoms of internet abuse, how they can report any abuse they come across and how to support people who have been a victim of online abuse.

After successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation in this subject area which can boost career prospects and opportunities in a variety of fields.

The Principles of Internet Safety course is split into manageable sections. These are:

Section 1: Features of the internet

In this section, learners will develop their awareness of what the internet is and consider the advantages and disadvantages of the internet.

Section 2: How adults, children and young people use the internet

Learners will discover how to access the internet and consider how people of all ages use the internet, including how they communicate and online shopping trends. This section also includes information on how to be safe when social networking.

Section 3: Risks associated with using the internet

In this section, learners will be introduced to how their personal information is shared online, cookies, risks to safety and privacy, cyber bullying and trolling. Learners will also discover how to prevent risks to their privacy, how to prevent cyber bullying and the warning signs of internet grooming.

Section 4: Staying safe when using the internet

This section will cover the signs and symptoms of online abuse to help learners recognise someone who is being abused online. Learners will also discover how to report online abuse and how to support victims of internet abuse.

Section 5: Recognising online propaganda

This section covers the benefits and importance of recognising propaganda. Learners will develop their understanding of the meaning of propaganda, propaganda techniques and how to protect themselves online.