Stay Safe on the Internet

Ref: C3677195

You will find out how to keep yourself and your family safe on the internet for: - Online transactions (downloads) and purchases (shopping and Apps; music and eBooks). - Personal information. - Sharing information on social media. - Online safety advice from officials. - Settings and preferences.

Course aim

Explore how to keep yourself and your family safe on the internet for: - Online transactions and purchases. - Personal information. - Settings and preferences.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Recognise safe options for carrying out online transactions (downloads) and purchases (shopping and Apps; music and eBooks).
  • Safeguard Personal information on the internet and limit the personal information that you share.
  • Choose the best options for sharing information on social media.
  • Know how to search for and find online safety advice from authorities or government organisations. .
  • Choose appropriate device settings and preferences to keep you and your family safe online.

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 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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Stay Safe on the Internet

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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