East Riding of Yorkshire Council is supporting Safer Internet Day 2019

Tue, 05 Feb 2019

Safer InternetDay 2019 is being celebrated in the UK on Tuesday 5February, focusing on the theme of: ‘Together for a better internet’.

The aim of Safer Internet Day is toinspire a national conversationabout using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees East Riding of Yorkshire Council getting involved by helping to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for residents in the East Riding.

East Riding Libraries and Adult Learning Centres are providing a variety of resources and information about keeping safe online and to support Safer Internet Day.

Online help and support

Visit https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/library-events/#computer-events to see all of the online help and resources available including:

Short online Internet safety course

Designed by the Adult Learning team, this short online course will help make safer choices when using the internet.

The Little Book of Big Scams

Humberside Police are pleased to bring ‘The Little Book of Big Scams’, reproduced by kind permission of The Metropolitan Police Service’s FALCON (Fraud and Linked Crime Online) team.

'Surf' featuring Christian Foley - a short film for 11 to 14-year-olds

'Surf' is a music video featuring spoken word artist Christian Foley and dancers from the Street Factory hip hop studio in Plymouth.

Your Choice or Mine - film for parents and carers

Young people and their parents go head-to-head in a game show and are asked questions about consent online. Do parents and their children have the same or differing opinions on a range of online consent topics?

Short courses to keep people safe online

The council is also offering a range of workshops and courses at libraries and Adult Learning Centres which are offered free of charge to residents:

Recognising fake news and online scams course

In this digital age, we are bombarded with news stories, warnings and advertising, but how much of it can we trust? How confident are you that you can spot a hoax or a scam? This short course will look at simple ways of identifying hoaxes, including some quick ways of checking them out before responding or sharing.

Booking is essential via www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn

Beverley Adult Learning Centre, Thursday 7 March, 1-4pm

Goole Adult learning Centre, Wednesday 6 February, 1-4pm

Cottingham Adult Learning Centre, Wednesday 6 February, 9.30am-12.30pm

Protecting yourself from cyber risks course

The Internet can seem like a huge and scary place. How do you know the real risks and what steps can you take to keep yourself and your family safe? On this short course, participants will be introduced to some of the most common risks and learn ways to mitigate them and will leave feeling more confident in their ability to use the Internet safely.

Booking is essential via www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn

Beverley Adult Learning Centre, Thursday 14 March, 1-4pm

Goole Adult learning Centre, Wednesday 6 February, 9.30am-12.30pm

Digital Safety presentation in partnership with NatWest

No need to book, just turn up.
Willerby Library, Tuesday 12 February, 11am to 12 noon
Beverley Library, Tuesday 12 February, 2.30 to 3.30pm