Digital And Internet-Supported Self-Harm training

Children and young people are using self-harm as a coping mechanism for issues including mental health problems, exam stress, body image and cyberbullying.

Digital self-harm is used for emotional self-harm and internet-supported self-harm promotes and normalises physical self-harm. Social media is playing a major role in ‘normalising’ the practice.

This course looks at what these types of self-harm are and what you can do to help children and young people who are engaging in them.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What digital self-harm is
  • Why it happens
  • Case studies
  • How to respond
This Digital and Internet Supported Self-harm course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about how the Internet is normalising physical self-harm.
Whilst it provides a focus for people working in Children's Services, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about the different types of self-harm and how to help children and young people engaging in them.
We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 1.5 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Digital And Internet-Supported Self-Harm eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Digital And Internet-Supported Self-Harm course

By the end of the training, you will:
  • Learn what digital and internet-supported self-harm are
  • Learn what you can do to help children and young people who are engaging in these types of self-harm

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