Online Safety, Online Harms and Cybertrauma for Child & Adolescent Therapists: KCSIE 2022 New Legislation & the Role in Schools

Delivered by

Cath Knibbs


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In Person | Online

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1 hr | 3 hr | 4 hr | 6 hr (1 day) | 12 hr (2 days)


The course can be adapted to include specifics and additions on request.

Course Summary: 

New legislation requires all staff in schools, which includes the visiting therapist to understand the online space.

The work you conduct as a therapist includes the digital lives of children and as such this will help you maintain your essential safeguarding requirements for working within schools and keeping up to date with new laws and issues that relate to this space and give you the tools and resources to manage this issue.

This course will equip practitioners working in schools or around education settings to be both fully updated with new legislation and to have digital safeguarding training that covers the online world and the harms children face.

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Training delivered by

Cath Knibbs

Cath is a Clinical Doctoral Researcher, Online Harms Consultant, Public Speaker, Author (of 4 books to date), Educator and TEDx Speaker. She is a Child/Adult Trauma Psychotherapist. She works with global organisations regarding child sexual abuse material, Mental health and Immersive Technologies and the harms that can occur in the new digital spaces. She writes about, and works with, Cybertrauma (trauma that occurs through an internet-ready device or medium). This is much more than Online Harms covers in its remit to date. She also educates therapists and practitioners via her company Privacy4 about Data protection/privacy/cybersecurity issues in relation to their practice. She disrupts and advocates for children’s rights, privacy, and online digital explorations. Catherine is also a Director for Online Safety UK and the mental health advisor for Gamersbeatcancer CIC

Information about Catherine can be found on her website where she discusses tech geekery, gaming and its use in therapeutic situations (of sorts), trauma psychotherapy using biofeedback/tech and gaming to elicit Post Traumatic Growth, healing and flow.

Her recently published book Children, Technology and Healthy Development focuses on the ‘why’ we do what we do in cyberspace, and how to help children, young people and adults. There are two more books to follow in mid-2023 on Online Harm for practitioners.