Keep Yourself Safe in the Modern World of Technology

Ref: C2523588

Gain confidence in keeping yourself and others safe while using modern technology. Understand the younger generation's fixation with social media and know how you can help to protect them by applying safety measure and awareness.

Course aim

Learn to keep yourself and others safe while using modern technology. Explore the most popular social media be aware of the dangers of modern technology and how you can protect our younger generation

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify and use safety measures to keep devices safe
  • Understand and know your digital trail
  • What to put on a profile
  • Know the difference between personal and private information

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Memory pen to save work to (no more than £5)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Keep Yourself Safe in the Modern World of Technology Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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