Staying safe online

“Hi, my name is Susan. I go down to 56 Cockburn Rd every Monday and Thursday afternoon to get on the computers and to learn about staying safe online. I would like to go down every day if I could.

I need to know how to stay safe online – it’s important. I have also got to learn new skills on the computer. Sometimes I get a bit frustrated typing my name but I hope I am getting better. Last week was the first time I learnt how to scroll up and down with my mouse.

I’ve always liked technology since I was very young. I recently bought a Fitbit which I am looking forward to syncing with my phone so I can use it.”

Susan’s support worker Kelli, said “Susan has been learning invaluable skills that have been helpful during the COVID19 restrictions and in the new age of social distancing. She has also enjoyed getting out and to feel like she is part of the community.”

Susan has been accessing the Be Connected and e-Safety websites to engage in free online learning modules.

Some of the topics Susan has been learning about are:

  • Using the internet
  • Using online forums
  • Using emails
  • Using search engines
  • Introduction to internet safety

This article was written by Susan Riedyk with the assistance of Kelli Thornton (Support Worker) and Kim Schroeder (Positive Behaviour Support Coordinator).

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