A practical guide to keeping learners safe online

11th July 2013

With e-safety a growing concern in everyday life, a new book from NIACE – e-safety: Digital Learning Guides – will help adult learning providers to support learners of all ages to experience the many benefits of being online, whilst staying safe and protected.

NIACE’s highly topical book will act as a practical guide through what can be minefield of e-safety in learning, examining:

  • The reasons people might use, or benefit from, online interaction
  • The potential dangers of online interaction
  • Existing guidance
  • Approaches to take with learners and staff
  • Ways of preparing e-safety strategies

Kevin Campbell-Wright, NIACE Project Officer (Digital) and author of the book, said:

“With scare stories about the online world and social networking sites in the media daily, it’s easy to think that the web is a dangerous place that learners and teachers should avoid. In reality, the web is transforming lives, opening access to new groups of learners of all ages and improving the learning experience for thousands more. Everyone can do this safely if providers are supported in giving some careful thought on how to approach the subject.

“This first digital guide – a part of a new series of publications planned by NIACE – looks at what methods providers can use to help learners consider the implications of a life online, plan their systems to respond to potential dangers and shares examples of good practice that have been used by adult learning providers across the country.”