Online safeguarding and personal cyberskills for students

Phippen, Andy and Bond, Emma (2022) Online safeguarding and personal cyberskills for students. In: The Emerald handbook of higher education in a post-covid world: new approaches and technologies for teaching and learning. Emerald, Bingley, England, pp. 194-198. ISBN 9781803821948

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The COVID-19 pandemic has driven universities to deliver education online, making use of digital platforms for both formal and informal learning. This move has accelerated concerns regarding institutions’ capabilities to protect students from online abuse and support those who fall victim to its many forms. Empirical data drawn from UK universities prior to the pandemic highlight the lack of policy and practice across the university sector around both awareness of, and support from, online abuse among the student body. Further concerns during the pandemic, which highlight failures not just of safeguarding policy, but cybersecurity practice, demonstrate the need for universities to not only recognise their duty of care regarding student welfare but also to provide training and education for all, making use of online and hybrid higher education.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: cybersecurity, online harms, online safeguarding, higher education, duty-of-care, students
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Other Departments (Central units) > Research & Enterprise
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2023 12:39
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2023 12:40

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