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Have you got a new device for college or university? Will you be moving out of home for university? Do you just want to know how to make sure your device is set up safely? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then come along to ‘Setting up a device when you move out of home’. With all the tips you need to set your device up safely, as well as plenty of time to ask questions, this is the ideal opportunity to make sure your work, your device, and your data are safe.
Using our devices in public can make our lives much easier. Where we might once have had to trek to the cashpoint to find out how much money was in our account, we can now check on our banking apps in seconds. And we can post pictures to social media immediately – perfect for sharing photos with friends. But what if using devices in public wasn’t as safe as it was easy? What would you do to help keep your device safe? Come along to our ‘using your device safely in public’ webinar to find out how to make sure you stay safe in public.
One of the most important things we can do with our devices and accounts is to make sure we have a strong defence against online threats. Learn how we can make sure our devices are doing their bit to protect us, by coming along to our ‘setting up strong defences’ webinar.
Being online brings with it the risk of scams. Some scams are easy to spot, and some are much harder to identify. But if we learn how to make a cyber scam, we can help to work out if something is safe or not. Join us for our ‘Scams’ webinar, where we’ll look at how scams work, how we can identify different scams, and what some of the new trends in cyber scams are.
From staying in touch with school friends to finding out what’s happening in our local area, social media is an increasingly important part of many people’s lives. But social media can be full of hidden dangers, from fake adverts to phishing attacks. So how can we stay safe on social media? Join us for this one hour webinar where we’ll think about what we can do to make sure that any time we spend on social media is safe and enjoyable.
If you worked in an office before covid, then you may not have had to think about much in terms of cyber security. There would probably have been a person, or even a team of people, responsible for making sure that your device and accounts were safe. And if you’re now working at home or hybrid working, you might still not think much about cyber security. But should we be being more careful? Join us for this one hour webinar where we’ll look at how working from home is different to working in an office, how this can leave us vulnerable to cyber attacks, and what we can do about this.
For many people, the internet has transformed dating. But scammers follow trends too, which means that some of the most lucrative current scams are romance scams. These scams can be devastating to victims, and work differently to many other scams, meaning we need a different set of tools to stay safe. So, how can we use the internet for making connections with people safely? Join us for this one hour webinar where we’ll learn what romance scams are and how they work, how to avoid romance scams, and what to do if you think someone you know is at risk of being the victim of a romance scam.
More and more people get their news online. This can be a force for good, letting people find out about things happening elsewhere in the world. But it can be tricky to tell whether something is trustworthy. And believing something false – or not believing something true – can have disastrous consequences. So how can we make sure what we read is reliable? Join us for this one hour webinar on how to tell fact from fiction, how to check if a website is reliable, and some common tricks that people use to make claims seem more believable than they actually are.
More devices than ever are connecting to the internet. Recently, there has been an explosion in smart devices, such as washing machines, speakers, baby cameras and lighting. You may have smart tech in your own home. Smart tech can make our lives much easier, allowing us to interact with our appliances from different rooms – even while out of the house – but could they also be making us more vulnerable to cyber attacks? Join us for this one hour webinar to learn how the internet of things can drastically improve our lives, and how we can ensure that our home networks stay safe when we use internet enabled devices.
One of the best things about the internet is how we can find new and exciting ideas. However, not every idea we might come across online is good, helpful, or even true. Misogyny is a hatred of women, and unfortunately this is common in certain online cultures. Even more disturbingly, there have been reports that online misogyny is spilling into the real worlds, sometimes with fatal consequences. Join us for this one hour webinar where we’ll learn how to recognise misogyny and current trends in misogyny, what to do if we encounter misogynistic content, and where we can get help. We’ll also have a think about how to effectively engage with people holding misogynistic views.
Shopping online can make our lives much easier. It can also be quicker and cheaper too. In fact, shopping online can be the only way to get some things. So learning how to do online shopping is a really important skill. But before we buy anything online, we need to understand how to stay safe from scams. Join us for this one hour webinar where we’ll learn about what we need to look out for while shopping online, and how we can make simple changes to keep ourselves safe.
Whenever we do anything online, from updating our status on social media, to simply browsing the internet, we are creating data. This data might not seem important, but it can actually give away lots more information than you might think. This data – our digital footprint – is really important to look after, but it’s not exactly clear how best to do it. Join us for this one hour webinar, where we’ll think about what a digital footprint is, why it matters, and how we can keep it safe.
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