Social Media, Selfies And Sexting training

Social media is an ever-increasing and influential part of all our lives; personally, professionally and within families.

Especially among young people, social media platforms have become a tool for learning, communication, self-expression and the forming of personal identity and peer groups.

It is, therefore, necessary for parents, teachers and others involved with children and young people to understand the impact of social media, selfies and sexting.

Staying safe is paramount and this can be achieved if the wider risks and responsibilities of using the internet are thoroughly understood.

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

This course will cover:
  • How and why children and young people use social media.
  • The risks of misusing social media including ‘sexting’ and ‘selfies’.
  • The potential short-term and longer term consequences of making and sharing intimate selfies.
  • About the laws regarding appropriate and inappropriate content that protect children and help to keep them safe.
  • How to initiate preventative conversations at home to help young people enjoy social media safely.
  • How to use parental security settings and set boundaries to help reduce risks.
  • How to report inappropriate content and where to get help and support.
This Social Media, Selfies & Sexting course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about the impact and potential risks of using social media and how it can effect young people's lives.Whilst it provides 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 social media platforms and the potential consequences of their misuse.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 3 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.

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Social Media, Selfies And Sexting eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Social Media, Selfies And Sexting course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand how and why young people use the Internet and social media
  • Understand what the risks of using the internet unsafely are
  • Be aware of how you can help children and young people be safe online
  • Identify what cyberbullying is and how you can get help
  • Better understanding Social Media Language
  • Understand the effect of social media on the brain
  • Be able to support a young person to set up social media accounts in a responsible and safe way

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