The term going online can refer to –
- Going on the internet and visiting websites
- Using social media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp
Since the turn of the 21st century, more and more of us are turning to online help us manage our live, Whether that is to pay the bills or buy the weekly shop or help keep in touch with families and friends, being online can make life so much easier in so many ways.
However, although going online is something that most of us are used to, we do need to make sure that we can stay safe from things like –
- Cyber Bullying
- Computer viruses malicious malware
- Online scams or spam Emails
- Fraud and Identity theft
Although we need to be aware of these things and take steps to ensure we protect ourselves this should not prevent us from going online to access the wide range of opportunities that online can offer.
Here are some of the places you can go to help you keep safe while you are online
East Riding College
If you are feeling unsure or are not very confident about using computers and going online, you can book onto one of entry level computer courses
Visit the College’s website to find out more (opens in a new window) - https://www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk/courses
Alternatively contact them:
East Riding Libraries - Taster sessions
There are a number of taster sessions at East Riding Libraries to help you get started using a computer or to support you to improve your confidence.
To find out more visit their website (opens in a new window): https://www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk/whats-on/?q=computer
Get safe online
Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy to understand information on online safety.
The site also keeps you up to date with news, tips and stories from around the world.
They offer advice and guidance to –
East Riding Libraries - Computer and internet access
Our libraries have computers with internet access and Wi-Fi that are free for you to use.
Find out more on their website (opens in a new window): https://www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk/more-than-books/#er-lib-more-online