Free Online Learning options during the Coronavirus

Due to current NHS and Government guidance on social distancing because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have changed our usual face-to-face learning and befriending services to be exclusively delivered by telephone and online platforms, such as video calling.  As a team, we’ve collected together websites, apps and information about how you can continue to […]

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Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2020

Coronavirus Update Lead Scotland Services

Last updated 24/03/2020, 10am. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak to prioritise everyone’s health and wellbeing. Please check back to this page for updates. Our helpline is open. Our face to face learning and befriending services will now be delivered online or by telephone as per the latest government/NHS guidance.  Please contact your Coordinator […]

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Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2020

#CyberScotWeek2020 Blog Posts

As part of the Lead to Cyber Resilience Project, we have written 5 blog posts on different aspects of staying safe online and supporting others to be cyber resilient. Check them out below.

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Posted: Monday, February 24th, 2020

What to do in the event of a cyber attack

What is a cyber attack? A cyber attack is an assault by cybercriminals on a computer or network. This can happen to businesses or organisations, like we saw with the 2016 Myspace data breach, where millions of passwords and email addresses were stolen and sold on to criminals. As well as big companies being attacked, […]

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Posted: Monday, February 24th, 2020

Supporting others to be safe online

Do you worry about the cyber security of the person you care for? Would you like to help your disabled relative or friend access trusted digital support? Lead Scotland offers accessible digital learning opportunities and prepares disabled people and carers to use the internet and digital devices safely. But some people will need ongoing support […]

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Posted: Thursday, February 20th, 2020

10 minutes to learn how to spot a fake email or website

As life gets more digital, you might be worrying that criminals are finding more ways to make fake websites and emails look real so they can steal your data or credit card details. You can prepare yourself by taking 10 minutes now to learn about fake emails and websites and how to spot them. Can […]

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Posted: Monday, February 17th, 2020

Have your say at Scottish Government Regional Events, February – March 2020

You may have seen an adult learning survey circulating on social media and blog from our CEO, Emma Whitelock, about why some disabled people who need more support to learn needed a louder voice: click here to see the blog. The next phase in the development of the Adult Learning Strategy for Scotland is a series […]

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Posted: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

How to identify online scams

You may have heard people joke about emails saying they’ve won the lottery despite having never bought a ticket! Some scams are obviously fake but fraudsters are changing their techniques to try to outsmart us. In a recent poll on our twitter, 83% of people said they were worried about scams. Studies also show that […]

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Posted: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Lead to Better Cyber Resilence

If you are worried that you are not safe online please come along to one of our Cyber Resilience events! We can help you learn and feel more confident. Our Cyber Scotland Week events All events are supported by Lead Scotland staff and volunteers, have a free lunch and travel costs are provided for disabled […]

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Posted: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Making and Using Strong Passwords

Strong passwords are really important for protecting your devices, such as your smartphone or tablet, as well as protecting your online profile including your email account. You might have heard about strong passwords before but do you know how to make one?  Here are some trusted rules to follow so that you can feel confident […]

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Posted: Wednesday, January 8th, 2020