Safeguarding pilot offers free training around online grooming

Safeguarding professionals are invited to join a pilot training programme designed to increase understanding of online grooming. Aimed at practitioners whose work involves protecting children from online sexual abuse and exploitation, the four-week programme, funded by Swansea University’s End Violence Against Children unit, looks at how groomers and children communicate online. Using a combination of international expertise in linguistics and artificial intelligence, End Violence Against Children says the project uses two interrelated, research-based digital tools including an online grooming detector called DRAGON-Spotter and an online grooming prevention tool called DRAGON-Shield. Read more.

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