Making safe connections – the digital revolution, neuroscience and human attachment needs

Audience Children's workforce
Course Level 3
Hours 10

Learning criteria

  • Describe key issues in the growth and development in social media and screen based activities in relation to protecting children from harm
  • Explain the neuroscience of attachment and the potential impact of screen based activity on nurture needs
  • Consider the benefits and potential risks of digital media for different groups of children and young people
  • Reflect on ways in which adults work to reduce risks in relation to digital media for vulnerable children and young people
  • Identify interventions which can support positive practice and build resilience for vulnerable children and young people and the adults living \/ working with them

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how issues in the safe use of social media relate to human attachment needs
  • Understand ways to promote the safe use of social media in working with vulnerable children and young people