New course provides internet ‘safety net’ for staff

The launch of SafetyNet, a new online internet safety module for people working with children and young people in Fife.

The launch of SafetyNet, a new online internet safety module for people working with children and young people in Fife.

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A new new online internet safety course has been launched for people working with children and young people in Fife.

The Safety Net, an e-learning online resources module, was unveiled at St Marie’s Primary, Kirkcaldy, as part of Internet Safety Day last week.

The course aims to improve basic awareness of internet safety and give staff the confidence to discuss issues with young people and families.

Vice-chairman of the Safer Communities Committee, Councillor David Graham, pictured above with other guests at the launch, said “The huge increase in internet usage over the years now means we need to be much more vigilant about how our young people are using the internet and managing those risks.

“This module allows staff and partners to develop their knowledge in the field to help develop better knowledge of the risks as well as the positives of the internet.”

It covers social networking, chatting/messaging, parental controls, Illegal content and downloads and gaming.