Readers of this evidence-informed, practical guide will develop an understanding of e-safety and online safeguarding and learn how to understand and identify risks for adults online, critically evaluate relevant online safeguarding issues on a case-by-case basis and develop practical and effective online safeguarding plans.
Drawing on research, theory and practice examples, this guide covers a range of relevant topics including online gaming and gambling, online radicalisation, exploitation, bullying and crime.
This is an essential guide for social work students and experienced practitioners, and any professional involved in safeguarding adults and older people, helping them to plan, mitigate and manage the effects and consequences of online safeguarding plans.
Claudia Megele is a Principal Social Worker, and a Senior Lectruer & Programme Leader for CPD & Post Qualifying Porgrammes, and the Digital Lead at Middlesex University. As a digital scholar and leader in social media whose work spans over a decade of social media research to education, practice and consultancy, the importance and impact of Claudia’s work has been recognised by various organisations. Claudia is among the JISC’s top 50 most influential Higher Education professionals working with social media.
e-Professionalism and ethics of social media for adult social workers;
Online communities and peer support in adult social work;
Social media and marginalisation;
Online gaming, gambling and internet addiction;
Online exploitation and abuse in adult social work;
Social media, impairment and assistive technology;
The future of technology and online safeguarding in adult social work.