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How technology is used to abuse and protect young people

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Date(s) - 19 Oct 2016
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Location King’s College London Room 2.03 Bush House (Use North East Entrance on 30 Aldwych Holborn London WC2B 4BG United Kingdom



Course Description

This one day course will provide an overview of the different ways technology is used to abuse and stalk young people. Participants will learn how technology can impact on young people’s emotional and physical well being; including online grooming, sexting and internet safety. Practitioners will also gain knowledge about how technology can protect young people by increasing their knowledge about abuse and support services. The course will also focus on ensuring safety planning incorporates social media.

Learning Objectives

  • To increase delegates’ knowledge on the different ways technology is used to abuse young people
  • To understand how technology can be used to stalk and harass victims
  • To gain an understanding about sexting and its impact on young people
  • To learn how to protect young people and include social media in risk assessment and safety planning
  • To learn about online resources that can inform your practise with young people
  • To increase knowledge on the internet can be used to reach and engage vulnerable young people

Who should attend?

Anyone who works with young people and wants to learn more about the technology and its impact on young people. Practitioners who work with young people experiencing violence and abuse.

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