How to stay safe online (Melbourne Inner South East)

Details

Date 10 Nov 2020

Time 09:00 AM

Contact

Sharon

Address Online, Melbourne Inner South East , VIC

Mobile 0413 971 371

Email kooyong@visionaustralia.org

Overview

The new normal is very much about doing things online, so let’s ensure we do it safely. Join our six-part course from the safety and convenience of your own home. Our Adaptive Technology Specialists are experts in making it easier for people with low vision or blindness to use technology. You will learn how to identify and protect yourself against scams, how to be safe when shopping and banking online, using email and Social media.

Topics:

Introduction and Online Shopping

  • What scammers are looking for
  • What we're going to teach you to help mitigate the risk
  • Tips for buying online.
  • How to search/pay for things online.
  • Learn how to keep yourself safe when shopping online.

Online Banking

  • Learn safety tips for when doing your banking and paying your bills online.
  • Free wifi areas
  • Storing accounts folders etc.

Why do I need to protect myself online?

  • What are scammers looking for expanded
  • Threats you might face online and how to protect yourself
  • Anti-virus software free V paid
  • Virus venerability Phones, computers and tablets

Watch out for scams

  • Learn about the different types of scams and how to best identify them
  • What to do if you’re a victim of a scam, or a computer virus, and actions to take

Staying safe on social media

  • Learn about how to safe online while using social media.
  • What information not to share
  • Security settings

Email Safety

  • Learn about how to stay safe while using email
  • Links, executable files, domain names, private information sharing.
  • Available ongoing support

Dates and times:

Please select the session that suits you:

Session 1:

Dates: Tuesday November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 8 & 15

Time: 11:00am – 12:00noon

Session 2:

Dates: Tuesday November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 8 & 15

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Session 3:

Dates: Tuesday November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 8 & 15

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am;

Session 4:

Dates: Thursday, November 12, 19 26 & December 3, 10 & 17

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

How to join

You can join this program from the safety and convenience of your home via computer, tablet or even your phone. It’s easy to join and our team is also available to assist you in getting set up if you like. Just mention it when the team contacts you to discuss your registration.

Cost

This series can be funded through your NDIS plan, My Aged Care or privately. To find out more about these options please discuss with Sharon during registration.

Registration

Places are limited. Once you register your interest, Sharon from our team will call you within two business days to finalise registration details and to secure your place. Register here.

For queries, call Sharon on 0413 971 371 or email here.