Safe Social Media for Children Course


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Introduction

In today's digital age, social media has become an integral part of our lives, even for the youngest members of our society. Social media platforms offer opportunities for communication, creativity, and connection, but they also come with their share of challenges and risks. For this, it’s essential to understand how to protect your privacy, recognize online risks, and practice good digital citizenship.

This course is designed with one primary goal in mind: to empower children to use social media platforms safely and responsibly. It will explore various aspects of social media, from understanding the basics to addressing more complex issues like cyberbullying and misinformation. By the end of this journey, your child will be equipped with the tools to make informed decisions, stay safe online, and contribute positively to the digital communities you're a part of.

Duration

5 days

Who Should Attend:

Children aged 8-15


Course Level:

Course Objectives

  • Understand the basics of social media and its role in their lives.
  • Recognize potential risks and dangers associated with social media.
  • Implement strategies to protect their online privacy and security.
  • Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate online content.
  • Practice responsible online behavior and digital citizenship.
  • Know how to seek help if they encounter cyberbullying or other online threats.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Social Media

  • What is social media
  • Popular social media platforms.
  • Why kids use social media.

Module 2: Online Privacy and Security

  • Importance of privacy online.
  • Personal information: what to share and what not to share.
  • Password safety and strong passwords.
  • Two-factor authentication.

Module 3: Recognizing Online Risks

  • Cyberbullying: definition and examples.
  • Online predators: staying safe.
  • Scams and online fraud.
  • Inappropriate content and how to avoid it.

Module 4: Responsible Posting and Digital Footprint

  • Think before you post: the permanence of online content.
  • Online etiquette and good manners.
  • Building a positive digital footprint.

Module 5: Critical Thinking and Media Literacy

  • Identifying fake news and misinformation.
  • Evaluating online sources.
  • Recognizing biased content.
  • Fact-checking tools and resources.

Module 6: Dealing with Cyberbullying and Reporting

  • Identifying cyberbullying behaviors.
  • Strategies to respond to cyberbullying.
  • The importance of reporting.
  • How to report cyberbullying incidents.

Module 7: Safe Online Relationships and Friendships

  • Safe online interactions.
  • The concept of online friends vs. offline friends.
  • Recognizing signs of online manipulation.
  • Peer pressure and social media.

Module 8: Building a Safe and Positive Online Community

  • The role of bystanders and upstanders.
  • Promoting kindness and empathy online.
  • Responsible sharing and supporting friends.

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Course Administration Details:

METHODOLOGY

The instructor-led training is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817.

Mobile: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected]

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date

Send proof of payment to [email protected]


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