E-Safety: Online Safety Training Course

With our E-Safety training course understand the dangers associated with the internet such as cyber bullying, online abuse such as grooming, sexting and how to report abusive online behaviour. Understanding both the benefits and risks of the internet, particularly for children and young people will allow leaners to develop better online safety practises.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 4-5 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 4 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This online safety course describes the various forms of abuse and danger caused by the use of technology and the internet, both for adults and children, and gives detailed information on how to counter its effects.

This online safety training course will help learners to identify adults and children at risk and what forms online abuse takes and how to recognise them. This course will provide learners with the information they on how to help and protect adults and children from the dangers of technology

The ability to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harmful or inappropriate material online is extremely important and anyone working with these groups needs to be able to identify potential risks as wells as the signs and symptoms of vulnerabilities or suspected abuse.

This is a wide-ranging online safety course that covers what e-Safety means and explores the various forms that online abuse can take and how to counter that abuse.

This e-safety training course will give learners the knowledge they need to spot children, young people and adults at risk and suffering from online abuse.

Topics covered in this online safety course include:

  • E-safety for practitioners
  • Cyber bullying, how it happens, its impact on victims, and how to report and prevent it 
  • Sexting, what it is and how to deal with it
  • Online abuse, what it is and how it happens

This keeping children safe online training course uses a multi-media approach to allow the learner to explore the content though videos, and explainer screens, with a range of challenges to check the knowledge gained. On completion of this online safety course the learners will be able to: 

  • Explain what e-Safety/online safety is.
  • Identify how children and young people use technology and the internet
  • Outline the benefits and risks of children and young people using technology and the internet
  • Explain how to audit e-Safety and produce or update e-Safety policies
  • Protect and manage personal data
  • Identify and report abusive behaviour online
  • Identify legislation that covers these issues, both across the UK as a whole and also as specific to Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England and Wales.
  • Outline how online grooming occurs
  • Explain how to report abuse and help victims, and give advice on staying safe online
  • Learn how to keep children safe online

What online safeguarding training can I do next?

We offer a wide range of popular CPD approved safeguarding courses including Level 2 Safeguarding Children, Level 3 Safeguarding Everyone, Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding in Education.

All of these courses are perfect to improve your safeguarding knowledge to help progress your career.

You will learn

  • Identify key e-Safety/online safety practices
  • Know how to report abusive online behaviour
  • Identify the benefits and risks of children and young people using the internet
  • Explain what is meant by cyberbullying, and identify who is at increased risk of cyberbullying
  • Define sexting and explain its legal and criminal implications
  • Explain different forms of online abuse regarding children, and the process of grooming

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Teachers
  • Governors
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteers
  • Librarians
  • Health and Social care staff
  • Care workers

E-Safety Training Course FAQs

  • How can I learn internet safety?

    There are several ways to ensure your safety online including reading helpful hints, tips and blog articles to inform the decisions you make whilst browsing online.

    We offer an e-safety course which will not only help you keep yourself safe online but will also provide information to help those you are responsible for at home and at work.

  • What is an internet safety course?

    Internet safety courses can be completed online or face to face and are designed to improve your knowledge on how to keep safe online.

    Our online internet e-safety course will help you understand the dangers associated with the internet such as cyber bullying, online abuse such as grooming, sexting and how to report abusive online behaviour.

  • What does e-safety stand for?

    E-safety means electronic safety and covers keeping you safe not just on the internet but on all electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets and much more.

    To find out more about e-safety take a look at our online e-safety training course.

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.