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Lead Scotland Online Safety Course

Lead Scotland are hosting short classes on Zoom over the next few months to help people to use the internet confidently and safely. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.

Many people worry about being safe online and we’re here to help!

In these webinars, we’ll cover 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’ll also cover new Corona related scams and answer any questions you might have. Each webinar lasts about 45 minutes and will give the same advice so you only need to attend one.

What people have said so far about the free online safety class:

‘Great session which covers key components to online safety in an easy to understand way’

‘A good review of the basics, something that non-techie types like myself can make use of’

‘The pace and manner of delivery worked really well’

More information here and links to dates and registrations: https://www.lead.org.uk/free-online-safety-classes/

Register here for Wednesday 8th July 11am

Register here for Thursday 16th July 4pm

Register here for Monday 27th July 1pm