Keep Cyber Safe and Pass it On, Inverness 24/4/19

Come along and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary, have afternoon tea and learn something new, in this case staying safe online! the event is being held at the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa in the Ness suite on the afternoon of the 24th April, 2019 in Inverness.

Please register to tell us you are coming and share your access or dietary requirements.

Everyone is welcome to join us: learners, volunteers, partners, funders, people who like afternoon tea, cake and who want to find out more about Lead Scotland’s services and keeping safe online!

Come along and learn and we hope that you will pass on one thing that you learn to someone to spread the word about keeping safe online. Too many disabled people don’t yet have enough confidence or knowledge to get online as this recent article shows, “Is leaping the digital divide getting any easier“.

Staff listening to Cyber Resilience talk

Format for the day (timings to be finalised, come back and check this page before you come)

12.45-1.00pm coffee/tea on arrival

1.00-1.05pm Welcome – Tricia Illsley, Engagement and Fundraising Committee, Lead Scotland

1.05-1.30pm Overview of Lead Scotland in 1979 and now, then hearing from people who have used our services, Sarah Burton, Lead Scotland Regional Development Manager North

1.30-2.25pm Being safe online: what is it about and a taster session to understand how to do it, e.g. how to choose a strong password.
Brigitte, Paul, Heather and Gail from our brilliant staff team will be leading a taster session about online security and accessibility. Bring your own device or you can borrow one of ours on the day.

1.55 -2.25pm Afternoon tea/sandwiches served during the café session

2.25-2.35pm Reflections – how to pass on internet safety tips to others

2.35- 3.00pm Networking and catching up 3.00pm CLOSE

People from all over the world will be gathering in Glasgow for #CyberUK 2019 to talk about cyber security at the end of April the same week as ScotlandIS and the Scottish Government host Cyber Scotland Week. Cyber Security and Resilience are not terms which are understood by everyone but it’s all about knowing how to be safe online so we are having a taster session about internet safety so you can feel prepared and know what to do if there is a cyber attack on your system.

Please let us know you are coming so we can have plenty of afternoon tea ready. Contact Gail on 07768917498 or gphillips@lead.org.uk. Please tell us if you have any access, information or dietary requirements.

All welcome and we look forward to seeing you there!

Find out more about Scotland’s national Cyber Resilience Strategy and Scotland’s Cyber Resilience Learning and Skills Action Plan for 2018-2020. The first of six outcomes within this plan is, “Our people are informed and prepared to make the most of digital technologies safely.” The plan recognises that “informal, non-formal and formal learning will equip people with the basic knowledge and understanding of the risks involved in using digital technologies. Learning will enable them to make the most of digital technologies and take effective steps to protect themselves and their families in their day-to-day and working lives.”

If you live in Highland, are aged over 16, are a disabled person or carer and want to learn digital skills please contact Lead Scotland’s Digital Progression Project team or our Highland Employability Project.

Find out more about Scotland’s national Cyber Resilience Strategy and Scotland’s Cyber Resilience Learning and Skills Action Plan for 2018-2020. The first of six outcomes within this plan is, “Our people are informed and prepared to make the most of digital technologies safely.” The plan recognises that “informal, non-formal and formal learning will equip people with the basic knowledge and understanding of the risks involved in using digital technologies. Learning will enable them to make the most of digital technologies and take effective steps to protect themselves and their families in their day-to-day and working lives.”

We are grateful to the Scottish Government who are supporting this event.

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