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Free events will help people to stay safe online

Date Published: 05 February 2021
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Rutland County Council are supporting Safer Internet Day 2021, with people across the county encouraged to take part in free webinars aiming to raise cyber awareness and help everyone stay safe online.

The free sessions are due to take place on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 February, and will cover topics like:

  • Keeping youngsters safe online, including  – advice about home schooling
  • Device safety and protection
  • Password guidance and account security
  • Protecting your personal information
  • Using social media safely
  • Risks of free or public Wi-Fi
  • Social engineering and phishing emails/texts
  • Telephone and letterbox scams
  • Where to report scams
  • Online shopping and online banking safely
  • Using tech responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively
  • Signposting to more sources of support and resources

 “We have all come to rely on the internet more and more during the pandemic, whether it’s for online shopping, remote working, home schooling or keeping in touch with friends and family in lockdown. Internet safety is something we should all prioritise and learn more about. These events will share useful information that’s relevant for all ages, so I would encourage everyone to book a place.”Councillor Alan Walters, Cabinet Member for Community Safety at Rutland County Council

Both Internet Safety Day webinars are being organised through the website Eventbrite and can be booked for free:

Tuesday 9 February at 6.30pm: book online

Thursday 11 February at 3.30pm: book online

For more information about Safer Internet Day, visit: www.saferinternet.org.uk

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