Unit name: Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 7. Understand principles for online safety
Assessment criteria: 7.2 Explain ways of reducing the risks presented by each of these types of activity
The risks from online access can be reduced in several ways.
Ensuring software on devices is up-to-date and has adequate antivirus and firewall software installed can prevent hacking attacks.
Empowering individuals with knowledge about what they can do to protect themselves is also a very good way to reduce risks. This can include:
- Not letting others use their devices
- Not disclosing their passwords to anyone
- Ensuring they are not being observed when entering passwords
- Logging out or locking their devices when not using them
Also, having somebody that they can turn to if they have concerns about their online safety can reduce the risks.