STAYING SAFE WHILE LEARNING ONLINE 

GLP Training has changed its delivery of our courses due to the pandemic, to using online delivery platforms. This page offers help on any digital safety concerns whilst accessing online content and platforms. 

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e-Safety Resources

Digital Safety


When accessing anything online, in or out of the virtual classroom, it is important to stay safe. It is important you are increasingly aware of issues such as online harassment and cyber bullying, fake news and false information, phishing scams, fraud and viruses. These threats can affect your privacy, safety and reputation.




Digital Resilience


It has always been important to be safe online but even more so now due to increased online traffic, working and learning from home and more online threats. Being aware of threats, the potential issues with increased use of digital platforms, will help you build up a digital resilience.




Cyber Resilience


A collection of podcasts about various aspects of cyber safety. Sound Cloud Podcast Compilation




Reporting abuse online


Online platforms allow us to communicate quickly and easily but this can have its downside. Topics such as politics, beliefs and local affairs can cause division and soon turn into abuse and even bullying. If you do have concerns about online abuse, you can contact us on our Safeguarding Disclosure page. You can also use the links below to report abuse or find out more information:




Staying safe when shopping online


With increased online shopping, it is increasingly important to safe when shopping online. Nearly 25% of 18 to 34-year-olds have fallen for a Black Friday scam in the past five years, losing an average of £661.

  1. Go straight to the retailer’s website avoid clicking on links in e mails and social media
  2. Use a credit card rather than your current account. Using credit card insurance will help protect you from scams
  3. Avoid accessing bank accounts and credit cards on public free wifi systems
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Netiquette


It is important to follow online netiquette when engaging in online communication including, e mails, online classrooms, Teams or Zoom meetings, using GLP Training’s platforms and social media. This includes:

  • Raising your hand function to ask questions when a meeting has more than one participant
  • Mute your microphone unless you need to speak
  • Use the question or comment option to ask questions or chat
  • Don’t use CAPSLOCK on any online writing as it comes across AS SHOUTING!!
  • Avoid using exclamation marks unless necessary
  • Your Trainer may record your sessions- you will be asked for your permission to do so before the session is recorded
  • Avoid inflammatory comments and any comments seen as racist, offensive or shown to radicalised or insight violence