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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Children's Online Safety
  2. 2 Your Responsibilities
  3. 3 The Online Safety Act
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In the opening section of this course, we take a look at the risks associated with children on the internet including cyberbullying, grooming, and indirect harmful content.


In this section of the course, we cover your responsibilities when it comes to protecting children online, spotting warning signs, addressing safety concerns, and setting parental controls.


In the final section of this course, we take a look at The Online Safety Act, what it covers, and how it applies to you.

About this course

If you work with children and young people, or if you’re a parent or guardian, you have a responsibility to help keep them safe from online dangers. To be effective, you need to know what threats they face and what you can do to remove or reduce them.  

Alongside your vigilance, there’s the Online Safety Act which is a piece of legislation that aims to make online user-to-user platforms – like social media – safer for children and young people to use. The act creates a duty of care for online platforms to take action against illegal or harmful content.

This online training course emphasises the responsibility of individuals working with children to address online dangers. It introduces the Online Safety Act, and covers topics like identifying risks, discussing them with children, reporting concerns, and using parental controls.

Please note that during this course, we cover topics that some learners may find uncomfortable or upsetting, such as cyberbullying, child sexual abuse, and grooming. So please move through the course at a pace which is comfortable for you and take breaks as and when you need to.

The importance of Keeping Children Safe Online Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Keeping Children Safe Online Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Keeping Children Safe Online Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Keeping Children Safe Online Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

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Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The Online Safety Act is a piece of UK legislation designed to help keep children and young people safe online. It places a duty of care on providers of online technology, services, and platforms – like social media sites, search engines, and mobile apps – to identify, reduce, and manage the risks posed to their users by harmful content and activities.

This duty of care means that online technology and service providers are legally responsible for protecting children and young people from potentially harmful online content, regardless of whether that content is illegal or just inappropriate. This includes content involving pornography, terrorism, hate crimes, bullying, fraud, serious violence, suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders, among other things.

All reasonable steps must be taken to prevent illegal or harmful content from reaching these sites and apps and anything that is shared must be removed quickly.

Online technology and service providers must also:

  • Set appropriate age limits on the use of their services and effectively check the age of users
  • Publish risk assessments that are clear about the dangers posed to children using their services, and give children and adults easy ways to report any problems
  • Give adults more power to choose what they do or don’t see online by providing more effective filters – remember, we’re vulnerable too

If an organisation fails in its duty, they can be fined up to £18 million or 10% of their global annual turnover – whichever is larger. Senior managers, directors, and CEOs also face fines and prison sentences for not doing enough to protect children or failing to provide relevant information to Ofcom, who are responsible for enforcing the Online Safety Act.

The act also makes it much easier for the police and prosecutors to charge and convict people who share – or threaten to share – nude or sexual images of people without their consent – including fake images created using AI or other digital technology.

As a parent, guardian, educator, or carer, you have responsibilities too, and you’re in the best position to take action and protect the children in your care. So keep up the good work and keep doing everything you can to protect them from harm, and report anything that concerns you - always trust your gut.

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