Free classes in online safety

During the spring and summer months, Lead Scotland hosted short classes on Zoom to help people to use the internet confidently and safely.

During the Covid-19 lockdown, many of us have had to rely more on using digital devices in everyday life, to connect with friends and family, find information or do shopping. It’s important to feel confident that your personal information is safe when using websites, emailing and social media. Some people with learning impairments, dyslexia or low literacy may also face particular barriers to using the internet safely.

In these webinars, we covered the basics of how to protect yourself against hackers by using strong passwords, how to tell if a website is real or not and how to avoid email and social media scams. We also covered new Corona related scams and answered questions.

The webinars are now finished but if you are still interested in learning more about online safety, there are some links below.

Everyday Computer Skills is our new course with the Open University in Scotland, including online safety lessons.

A 20 minute podcast on Online Safety.

5 blog posts from Cyber Resilience Week 2020 about online safety including how to make strong passwords, what to do in a cyber attack, how to spot scams and how to support others.