Principles of Internet Safety
Internet safety courses highlight to potential employers that you are a confident and competent user of both computers and the internet, which is crucial for many job roles. This course aims to increase awareness of e-safety and improve knowledge of the dangers online when using the internet. This course is designed to highlight particular areas of concern for internet users, such as sharing personal information online and the possibility of being groomed online.
Section 1: Features of the internet
In this section, you will develop your 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
You will discover how to access the internet and consider how people of all ages use the internet, including how they communicate and their 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, you will be introduced to how your personal information is shared online and learn about cookies, risks to safety and privacy, cyber bullying and trolling. You will also discover how to prevent cyber bullying and risks to your privacy, and you will cover 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 you recognise if someone is being abused online. You 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. You will develop your understanding of the meaning of propaganda, propaganda techniques and how to protect yourself online.