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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.

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.

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 smart homes

Ever wondered how technology can help you with your day-to-day tasks? This course explores the benefits of smart homes. Learn how to safely set up a smart speaker by training it to recognise your voice, how you can use a smart TV to watch catch-up TV or display your photo galleries and how you can use the cloud to save and back up your important photos and documents.