Principles of internet safety - eLearning (06HW01CL/20)

Online Course

Course details

If you would just like to know more about online safety or you are a job seeker and would like to add to your CV then this is an ideal free course.

Internet safety is about focusing on the positive and valuable aspects of digital life whilst dealing with the challenges and knowing how to best manage them. You will become aware of the possible threats you could encounter whilst using the Internet, such as security threats, protecting and managing your personal data, your online reputation, and avoiding harmful or illegal content.

This course aims to increase awareness of e-safety and improve knowledge of the dangers online when using the internet.

What do I need to join the course?

In order to join this eLearning course you will need: A reliable internet connection and a computer, laptop or tablet. You may also choose to use a headset or earphones. You will need to have access to the East Riding eLearn platform and joining instructions will be sent to you after you have enrolled.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

No specific equipment is required to attend the course, although pens & paper for taking notes whilst the training is in progress may be useful. You should ensure that you have a suitable place to study that is free from any distractions.

How will I learn?

This is an eLearning course, which allows you to work at your own pace. Once logged on to eLearn you can access the course on your dashboard. You will find information to read and questions to take part in which must be answered correctly to progress through the course.

What will I learn?

On this course you will learn:

  • What the internet is and its advantages and disadvantages.
  • How to access and communicate via the internet and online shopping trends.
  • How to stay safe when social networking.
  • How your personal information is shared online, cookies, risks to safety and privacy, cyber bullying (and how to prevent it) and trolling.
  • The warning signs of internet grooming.
  • How to recognise if someone is being abused online.
  • How to report online abuse and support victims.
  • The benefits and importance of recognising propaganda.

What could I do next?

You may wish to go on to join one of our other Health and Social Care courses. If you want to try a different subject then we offer a range of opportunities in computer skills, English, maths, employability, creative skills, retail, photography, supporting teaching and learning in schools etc. To view our course offer visit our course pages.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.