Module 1 | Understanding

Fostering Digital Skills online learning course

      What you will learn

  •  Digital Technology Update
  •  Tech trends
  •  What young people choose to do online
  •  Benefits and risks of being online
  •  Vulnerability and online safety

About the module

By the end of this module, you will better understand how digital technology can benefit young people as well as the risks they may face, what it means to be ‘digitally resilient’, and how to support your child in their online lives.

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We are undertaking a research study to understand the impact of this course. Completing the pre-course survey is voluntary and not a requirement of the course. We are asking people to answer some questions before and after they complete it.

By completing this survey, you will help us understand the digital skills, knowledge and confidence of learners before they take the course. Learners who complete the course and apply for CPD accreditation will be invited to complete a post-course survey exploring their views on these same elements.

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Module 1 | Content

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  • Module 2
    Through this module, you will be learn ways to empower young people online and have a better understanding of the impact that confidence and different parenting styles can have.
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    45 min read
  • Module 3
    In this module, you will identify techniques for building trust with children in your care and explore how technology can be used to nurture and develop positive relationships.
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    45 min read
  • Module 4
    After completing this final module, you will better understand the digital skills young people need now and in the future, and the actions you can take to help the young people in your care become capable digital citizens.
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    45 min read

This course has been created by Internet Matters in partnership with The Fostering Network and Dr Simon P Hammond from the University of East Anglia with support from Jess McBeath (Jess Ltd.) The creation of these materials has been funded by Nominet through its REACH programme.