E-Safety Training and Guidance for Faith Leaders & Institutions

As Faith Institutions and out-of-school settings across Europe increasingly work online, it is essential that children, staff and volunteers are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online materials. Enhancing Faith Institutions’s E-Safety training service addresses this topic through covering categories of risk, why E-Safety is important and definitions of good E-Safety practice in Places of Worship. We make sure the content is up to date and at the end of the training, each attendee is provided with their own certificate. The training is adaptable to all faiths and denominations.

The training is interactive with useful information and real-life cases from the faith institution sector to help you understand your responsibilities. It is delivered by our accredited Safeguarding team who have been delivering safeguarding training to all Places of Worship for a number of years.

An added aspect of the training is based on the concept of ‘Digital Citizenship. A new term that refers to the responsible use of technology by anyone who uses computers, the Internet, and digital devices to engage with society on any level. In our work with faith leaders and institutions we go through various resources we have developed to highlight the rights and responsibilities of children on the online world & what people in leadership positions in faith communities should be aware off. This training is designed for faith leaders, teachers and institutional leaders, we aim to educate and teach the leadership about digital citizenship and train them so they can deliver lessons and session planning to their congregations independently.

Aims of the training:

The aim of this training is to equip Faith leaders & management of places of worship with the knowledge and skills to teach students about the concept of E-Safety. The training consists of the following:

  • Risks technology can pose to children and staff
  • Online safety risks that pupils may encounter
  • Prevention measures of e-abuse through filters and monitoring
  • Dealing with disclosures
  • The importance of educating and empowering children
  • Digital Citizenship
  • How to ensure safe technology use for pupils linked to implementation of policies
  • Awareness of e-safety, sexual exploitation and cyber-bullying
  • How to deal with e-Safety incidents
  • The different types of social media


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