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Citizens Advice Prevent Identity Theft Online Taster Day
Thu 4 May 2017, 09:15 – 12:15 BST
Identity theft can happen when you least expect it. According to the UK’s fraud protection service approximately “80% of identity fraud in the first three months of this year was either attempted or perpetrated online, with many of us unwittingly leaving ourselves exposed” (Wright, 2015).
Now you may be thinking it will never happen to me. WRONG! Without taking the correct security measures you will be leaving yourself vulnerable to thieves over the internet. This taster session will provide you with a starting point of what you need to know and do in order to protect yourself from such instances.
What will I learn?
At the end of the course you will be able to
Identify what makes a 'secure' website and how this protects you
- Create and use strong passwords to enable a secure access point to your personal information
- Recognise the purpose of Anti-Virus software are and why you need them on your device
- Identify further courses to support your progression in the subject
- What are the course entry requirements?
- This is a taster session so is open to anyone who has an interest in computers and wants information on how to protect themselves online
In order to attend this course you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English at Entry Level 3 and above. You should be able to:
- write legibly in complete sentences using capital letters, full stops and question marks
- plan and write in short paragraphs, being able to draft a piece of writing
- spell common words correctly, proof read, correct spellings and use a dictionary where appropriate
It is important to note that this course is practical and requires a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the course
How long is the course?
This taster session will be carried out over one 2 hour session.
How will I be learning?
The course will involve group discussions, pair work and individual tasks covering aspects of security. There will be handouts and activities for participants to complete with teacher guidance and feedback. You will be working on a computer and looking at various aspects of online identity theft.
There will also be opportunities to talk about progression opportunities.