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Advanced online security

These exciting new courses introduce you to advanced ways of protecting your privacy and personal information online. Discover how to manage your passwords with a Password manager and install antivirus software to protect your devices from viruses and other malicious threats. You’ll also learn some other top tips for keeping you safer online.

Safety first

Safety first

Discover some of the essentials of cyber safety like how your browser can help keep you safer online, how to create and remember strong passwords, spot common scams like phishing scams, safely download documents including PDF files, learn about the different payment options, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, for shopping in-store and online, as well as run antivirus software.

Social media apps

Explore the world of social media with the big names like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. We take an in-depth look at how you can safely create your own account in each of these platforms before going on to discover how you can find content of interest to you. You’ll also learn about some common social media scams and how you can protect yourself against them.

Introduction to buying and selling online

Learn how to stay safer when you buy and sell online from traditional retailers and online marketplaces, such as eBay. We also show you how to set up a PayPal account to pay for things online securely and how to protect your personal information and details while shopping online.

Identifying and avoiding scams

The rate of online scams is increasing and scammers are becoming more sophisticated in their approach to potential victims. These courses outline some of the most common online scams and how you can identify them. Learn what you can do to protect yourself from being scammed, and what to do in the unfortunate case that you’re the victim of a scam.

Introduction to online banking

Using your computer to control your finances can be done safely and securely at any time of the day or night. We show you how online banking works, how to get started and we have our very own pretend bank, Squirrel Bank, to help practise common online banking tasks on a desktop or laptop computer. The courses in this topic are:

Introduction to mobile banking

Using a bank's app on your smartphone or tablet to bank online is known as mobile banking. You can pay bills, transfer money and check your balance, all from the comfort of your armchair. In these courses, you will learn what you need to know about staying safer when mobile banking, and you will have an opportunity to practise key tasks in a safe environment with our Squirrel Bank practice activities.