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Protecting Yourself Online


Our Protecting Yourself Online workshops are designed for people who are new internet users or would like to know how to protect themselves and their computer when using the internet.

Workshops will provide in-depth information and methods on how to protect not only your computer, laptop etc but yourself as well, reducing your chances of becoming a victim of online fraud, scams and threats.


What will the workshops cover: -


Part 1: - Protecting your computer


What we need to know

  • What is online fraud?
  • What is a hacker? And what do they want?
  • What damage can they do?
  • What type of exploits will a hacker use?
    • - Spyware
  • - Malware (Viruses, Trojans, ransomeware etc)
  • - Remote Administration Tools


Methods/solutions to protect your computer

  • Security Software
  • - Antivirus Software
  • - Spyware Software
  • - Firewall Software
  • Updating Windows (operating System) and software
  • Basic Computer Maintenance
  • Backing up files


Part 2: - Protecting yourself

Safe Internet Use

  • Use the Internet safely
  • Secure websites
  • Cookies
  • Safe use of browsers
  • Online scams
  • Different types of scams
  • How to identify a scam
  • How to avoid Ratting (Remote Administrative Tools)
  • Cyberstalking
  • Cyberbullying
  • Privacy
  • Using Public Wifi
  • eCards



  • Webmail safety tips
  • Protecting old email messages
  • Spam and scam emails (Including money muling)


Shopping Online

  • Banking
  • Auction sites (Including penny auctions)
  • Making online payments
  • Buying Tickets
  • Price Comparison website
  • Fake/copy cat websites
  • PayPal


Social Networking

  • Social networking websites and using them safely
  • Children and social networking
  • Instant Messaging
  • Blogging
  • Chatrooms
  • Online dating


If you are interested in enrolling or would like further information on our Protect Yourself online workshops please contact us via our contacts page.


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