The Impact of Social Media on Children and Young People

Safeguarding and Child Protection  

Course Summary

CPD/CE Points:  60 Mins

Assessment:  10

Pass Rate:  80%

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Andrew Kemp
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Course Details

The Impact of Social Media on Children and Young People CPD course is a free, informative educational resource designed to equip education professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to support and protect children and young people using social media platforms. 

This CPD course will help you gain an understanding of social media and its wide-ranging uses across education, and an appreciation of relevant safeguarding issues for children and young people. As the CPD training for teachers develops, participants will begin to recognise how social media can be a powerful educational tool when used correctly.

The course aims to raise awareness of the influence of social media on modern society by providing comprehensive information on the psychological effects of social media on children and young people.

Furthermore, education professionals are also given the tools to support the promotion of positive emotions among children by understanding the role of social media in greater depth.

Throughout this CPD course, you will develop a detailed awareness and understanding of the pros and cons of social media, along with the risks it poses and the online safety measures that need to be in place to protect those using it.

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Course Aims

The CPD training for teachers aims to improve awareness of the pros and cons of social media used by young people, and to raise the necessity of having appropriate safeguarding mechanisms in place to keep them safe.

Course Objectives

At the end of this CPD course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the evolution of social media and its impact on society.   
  • Be aware of the psychological effects of social media.
  • Understand the role of social media in promoting positive emotions.
  • Embrace the benefits of social media for children and young people.
  • Identify the risks and online safety measures relating to social media.
  • Be able to refer to legislation and codes of practice relating to social media.
  • Describe the role educators can play in promoting safe social media use to children and young people.

Participants will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively support the safe use of social media in school, and to protect the children and young people in their care.

Successful completion of this CPD course will result in certification that evidences your continuing professional development.

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