This lesson will take into consideration how technology has forever changed how we communicate and has also brought about new ways that children can be abused and will consider the benefits of technology, but also how to combat misuse through effective E Safety.

The image below contains four areas of focus for E-Safety. Select each of the exclamation icons (!) to reveal important information pertaining to these areas and how online abuse can take place in children and young people:

E-Safety Guidance:

When working with children and young people in schools, it is important to understand that we all have a role to play in supporting them in the safe use of technology.

Select the arrows to the left of each E-Safety top tips in the accordion below to reveal and learn important approaches in safeguarding children and young people online:


Play your part by using STOP, BLOCK TELL:

STOP: Stop and think before posting something online that might be upsetting to someone. Think about how you would feel if you were in their position.

BLOCK: If you are a victim of cyber-bullying you should block and report the person that has been bullying you.

TELL: If you think you are being cyber bullied, report it to a parent, teacher or guardian. Cyber bullying is not ok, nobody deserves it and we can all help to put a end to it for good!

Watch the following video to gain a brief but important outline of how to learn from bullying victims

Learning From Cyberbully Victim Phoebe Prince

Investigators are trying to determine if the suicide of a 15 year old teen girl, Phoebe Prince from Massachusetts may have been the result of cyber bullying. Watch the following video to learn more of her story:

Rules of Protection from Cyberbullying

Educate children about what to do when confronted with abusive behaviour, safe and unsafe touches, going to a parent or another trusted adult if they are confronted in an unsafe situation, and that it is not their fault.

An “Unsafe Touch” is defined as touching private parts of the body that are covered by a bathing suit. Stranger safety, Internet safety and other situations are also presented.

This video has been developed and scripted by child advocates, therapists, and national scholars and tested at various stages of development with students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and experts in the field of child abuse.

Lesson Four: Knowledge Check

The following section contains a number of questions to provide you with a quick knowledge test to help you retain the information from this module. After answering the question proceed through the remaining questions by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each set of answers:

Upon completion of this module’s material above, select the “mark complete” button below to record your progress. This will save your place and work on the course thus far and will enable you to complete the assessment at the end of the course.