Computer courses for beginners – Hoax emails and email scams
Continuing our computer courses for beginners and seniors we have the final computer lesson in our basic computer training, a lesson on hoax emails and email scams. This is a general computer lesson and talks about the broad threat and types of hoax emails that maybe encountered without looking at individual scam emails as these types of computer threats are always changing.
The first thing the computer lesson points out is the need to have good Internet Home Security software, with our preferred provider being McAfee. Having good internet protection will greatly reduce the risk of receiving hoax emails, but unfortunately some may well slip through. The computer lesson then takes you to the website of The London Metropolitan Police and shows their advice on fraud.
In this computer lesson for seniors we explain a couple of rules seniors and beginners should bear in mind when making online payments and how paypal works as a respected online payment processing agent.
Cartoon ‘Lee & Kim’ if you have small children from 4 — 7 years then you should let them view this short 10 minute cartoon, which is designed to keep them safe whilst online and more importantly, this cartoon teaches them in their early years.
The 8 minute animation introduces Lee & Kim, a brother and sister navigating the online world with the help of their trusted superhero friend SID! This cartoon is produced by the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP) as part of their ThinkuKnow Programme, which is being rolled out throughout Primary Schools in the UK.
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This short film is called ‘Jigsaw’ and is suitable for KS2 Primary School children (8 — 10 yrs), approximate running time is 8 minutes. This short film is produced by the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and is being delivered to schools all over the UK through their ThinkUknow Programme.
The film helps children to understand what constitutes personal information and enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world. It also directs where to go and what to do if children are worried about any of the issues covered.
This is an excellent resource and I would strongly recommend to show this film to anyone who has ‘Primary’ KS2 children or children that are actively on Facebook or MSN / Messenger — bearing in mind the legal age to have a Facebook profile/account is 13 years old. However, on visiting schools throughout the country it is very apparent that children as young as 7 / 8 years old are managing to access and set up profiles and therefore, more than ever it is increasingly important to ensure that our children remain educated about online safety, particularly with Social Networking websites.
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Please ensure that you share good practice, by letting your family members, friends and work colleagues know about the the ThinkUknow Programme and help keep our children educated and safe in this online world