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Free training aims to help people stay safe online

 

The webinars will be of particular use to those who find it harder to use the internet safely

Free sessions to help people stay safe online are being offered by a charity that supports those with disabilities.

Lead Scotland is offering free training on Zoom this September for people wanting to get to grips with different areas of online safety and security.

The charity is hosting 30 minute webinars (with extra time for activities and questions) on a range of topics:  

  • Protect yourself with strong passwords  
  • Remember your passwords using password managers  
  • How to use two-factor authentication  
  • How to update your digital devices  
  • How to back up your data  
  • Recognise email scams and fake emails  

These topics were chosen in line with the National Cyber Security Centre Cyber Aware Sux Actions as part of a new project aim to widen access to online security messaging. The charity is commissioning and producing alternative formats including BSL, Braille, HTML, Polish, Urdu and Arabic amongst others. Click here to access these resources.

The webinars will be especially useful for disabled people or those who might find it harder to use the internet safely, but they are open and suitable for everyone. They will also be handy for you if who care for someone who needs some extra support using their digital device safely. All classes are free and open to the public.  

Lead Scotland is also offering one hour Training for Trainers lunchtime sessions for practitioners, volunteers or others who support people with low digital confidence.  

For information on dates and time, as well as to sign up visit the website.

 

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