Guides and resources

Advice for social workers

Key advice for social workers about understanding the impact of digital technologies on child protection

Have a knowledge of the latest online threats, risks and trends in online communications and social networking

Understand the impact of technology on the lives of children and young people

Consider the use of technology by parents and carers which may impact on family function

Include relevant questions in family assessments to gain an understanding of the role of technology

Structure interventions which support appropriate use of technology within families

Below we set out some FAQs and some key resources

In addition, SWGfL, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, are able to offer training opportunities for social workers. Why not take a look at their page.

Frequently asked questions

Online issues

Be in the know

You’ll get knowledge, skills and tools to make the internet safer
for young people at your care. Sent once per month.