VIRTUAL REALity: Online Safety Awareness Training
VIRTUAL REALity' is an online awareness raising programme that provides the key e-safety messages to pass on to children and young people aged 5-18 years and adults who are in contact with children and young people in a caring, professional or voluntary capacity.
The programme consists of a series of e-safety presentations designed for three age groups:
- Primary school age
- Post primary school age
- Adults including parents, guardians, leaders and any adult involved in working with children and young people
The programme has been adopted by the SBNI and is their endorsed E-safety training package. This is also decreed as the PSNI corporate E-safety package.
The presentations are based on the risks of using social media and the internet. It is not a technical lesson. The following key subjects will be covered regardless of the device or application used:
- Privacy & location
- Social media
- Age of consent
- Abusive images of children
The programme includes signposts to other helpful resources, advice regarding disclosure and how to deal with the situation. For more information click below:
- ‘Sexting’ is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video on their mobile phone, computer or tablet.