Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Cyber Safety

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Cyber Safety

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Tech Savvy Seniors – Introduction to Cyber Safety – Sydney Course

Introductory course for seniors with limited or no computer knowledge. The intenet is a part of life now, and there’s so much you can do online. But should you trust the internet? The simple answer is yes. This workshop covers the basics of Cyber Safety when using your own computer, and internet security: the things that can potentially go wrong, and the simple steps you can take to avoid them. With the right tools and a few common sense precautions, you can protect yourself online.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mount Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

This workshop covers the basics of internet security. Topics include:

  • What can go wrong on the internet?
  • The threats you might face
  • What does security software do?
  • Choosing security software
  • Keeping yourself safe (security software is not enough)
  • Summary

Course Outcome

You will know:

  • What malware is
  • What a hacker does
  • What a phishing scam is
  • What security software does
  • The different elements of a security software suite
  • The five commonsense things you should do to protect yourself online.

What to Bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • An internet-connected computer is supplied by the College. You may need to share a computer with others in the workshop.

Prerequisite: Desirable

  • No previous knowledge required

Delivery Mode

  • Workshop held in a computer room – involving a combination of teacher demonstration and practical work.

Course testimonials:

  • Sandy said: Patient teacher who draws really helpful information on the whiteboard. This helps me to understand a little better. Thank you.