Free Online Introduction to Internet Safety for Parents

UK Online centres have launched a new website aimed at teaching parents online safety, myguide.  You can find your nearest UK Online centre here. Currently there are no UK Online centres here in Kent, however that doesn’t mean you can’t register and you the material!

Myguide is a free taster course to give anyone worried about internet safety an introduction to some of the potential pitfalls and the best ways to avoid them. The course includes basic information on computer security, protecting personal data and helping children stay safe online. Each module lasts between 5 and 30 minutes and includes step-by-step guides, tutorials and even quizzes to test your knowledge. You do need to register for an account in order to login and complete all the modules but registration for Myguide is free.

Myguide is simple and intuitive to use – it doesn’t matter if you’ve never even touched a computer before because with myguide you can start from the beginning and most basic steps – set up and email account, search for information and even learn how to use a keyboard and mouse. Each Module can be narrated and can be repeated if necessary.

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