Safeguarding children in a digital world

09:45 - 11:00

Social media and the wider online world have increased the complexity of safeguarding children and young people.

This session will help social workers understand issues such as online exploitation and how social media is used to bypass contact arrangements with birth families. It will also offer insights into digitally-aware practice.

Attend to find out:

  • How perpetrators of abuse and exploitation use digital and social media to groom children and young people
  • The signs that a young person is being groomed, bullied or radicalised online
  • The risks and considerations around children in care, contact with birth families, and social media
  • How social workers can work with young people, their parents, and families to manage online risks

Claudia Megele, author, Safeguarding Children and Young People Online