Staying Safe Online

This FREE course helps you to feel safer online to get the most from the internet and the online world.

Staying Safe Online supports learners to increase their awareness of the risks, what to look out for and build confidence in keeping themselves safe online.

Through discussions, practical activities and demonstrations you will explore different topics such as scam messages and social media safety in a friendly and supportive environment.

Our hands-on approach gives you an opportunity to feel more confident in navigating and managing your devices independently, and you will be provided with useful resources to support this.

This course is open to anyone wanting to know how they can keep themselves safe online, fill in some gaps or overcome barriers they are facing in using their computers, tablets or smartphones.

What we cover:

  • Understand what you share
    Learn about digital footprints, why it’s important to think before you share things online and managing social media settings.


  • Keeping devices protected
    Understanding the risks and how to keep your devices protected, antivirus software and running updates. 


  • Scams unravelled
    Overview of how scammers try to trick us, different types of scams and identifying a scam message. 
  • Browsing Safely
    What to look out for when browsing the internet, how to trust a website, accepting cookies and taking ownership over your browser settings.  


  • Keeping Accounts Secure
    Developing a password strategy, finding what works for you, account recovery and additional security features.  


  • What to do in a crisis
    Accessing further advice and support, who to ask for help and developing an action plan. 

Throughout the course, there will be plenty of opportunity to put what you learn into practice, get your questions answered and then help with the next steps of your digital learning journey!

Induction & Assessment:

There will be a full induction before the course starts to ensure you have all that you need, you know the support that is available at that the course is suitable for you.

Additional Support:

Community Tech Support Drop-Ins

We run weekly drop-in sessions at different venues across South London

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this course or would like to register then please contact us using the form below or call us on 07523 646 277.


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