Safeguarding: Chatrooms.

Challenge reference: 1411

Notional learning hours  10
Level Level 2
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Learning aim

To recognise the potential risks of using online chatrooms.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Know the online sites with chatrooms designed for people of your age group. 

  2. Understand ways to minimise the risks of using online chatrooms.

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    Research three different online sites with chatrooms used by your age group. 

    Research three high profile cases where chatrooms have been used to initiate cyber-stalking, grooming, or where a young person has been lured into inappropriate conversations with adults.

    Design a poster/leaflet showing the main features in each of the three cases.


    Describe three methods of keeping safe in a chatroom.  

    Identify two organisations that can offer support to young people who have encountered a bad experience from using a chatroom.

    Describe what is meant by "parental control".

    Design a factual leaflet which contains details of support organisations available to young people. 


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