Online Safety

Helping you staying safe online

Illustration of a person attempting to steal confidential information via the web

Global Skills Training Ltd. (Global Skills) recognises the importance of effectively using technology in apprenticeships which enables all learners to acquire digital, technical, and transferable skills. As a result, Global Skills has set up a website with the aim of informing current and prospective leaners about Global Skills activities and developments.

There are many advantages to using the internet, however it also carries many risks. These include unwanted contacts, cyber-bullying, radicalisation toward extremism and terrorism, inappropriate content, and commercial exploitation. Through our safeguarding and administrative teams, Global Skills is focused on raising awareness and understanding of e-safety issues and providing easily accessible e-safety resources for all learners and staff. You can download our Online Safety booklet too.

It is not always easy to know what is safe online and what is not, but it is important to keep yourself safe online. Here are some useful tips from the UK Safer Internet Centre to remember.

💡 Protect your online reputation and ‘think before you post’. Content posted online can last forever and could be shared publicly by any one.
💡 Don’t give into pressure. Remember, if you lose your inhibitions, you have lost control and once you have pressed send, you can not take it back
💡 Acknowledge your sources. Use trustworthy content and remember to give credit when using others’ work or ideas
💡 Report anything that concerns you to your Service provider and use blocking and deleting tools. If something happens that upset you online, its never too late to tell someone
💡 Respect the law! Use reliable services and know how to legally access the music, films and TV you want


In addition, CEOP helps any young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced of tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This is something that has taken place either online, in the ‘real world’ or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to to them.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you, please speak to your trainer, the Safeguarding team, an adult you trust or you can talk to Childline at anytime on 📱0800 11 11 or their Website.

Learners, staff, parents and carers can use the links below to learn how to stay safe online.