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New free e-learning resource for youth workers

The Child Protection Programme of the National Youth Council of Ireland has developed a new free online course to support the youth work sector to help keep young people safe online.

This e-learning introduces youth workers and volunteers to key topics in online safety, and addresses the challenges that young people may face online. It explores the importance of digital awareness in your role and the ways you can support young people to be safer online.

This series of e-learning modules is specifically designed for youth workers and volunteers and covers six key topics with a total duration of 2 – 2.5 hours. The topics covered include:

Module One The Online World: Putting Online Safety in Context

Module Two The Online World: Digital Awareness and Skills

Module Three Online Abuse: Cyberbullying

Module Four Online Abuse: Sexual Abuse

Module Five Online Abuse: Explicit Images

Module Six Online Abuse: Inappropriate Content

At the end of the course there is a short assessment with a Certificate of Completion available.