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Online Safety

Resources to Support Online Safety for Adults Accessing Social Care

Accessing the internet has many benefits for people using care and support services. You may have already had discussions in your service about the benefits and risks of using the internet. In addition, you may have already looked at individual risk assessments, discussions with users to develop awareness of using the internet safely and the development of social media policies.

The vast majority of resources addressing safe internet use focus on children, however there are some resources appropriate for adult social care. Raising awareness of risks such as scams and exposure to unwanted material as well as the benefits of using the internet may help to prevent distress or financial loss.

Resources for Adult Social Care:

Karen Littleford MA, Adult Safeguarding Training and Development Officer. If you are aware of other useful resources, please let me know klittleford@spic.co.uk