Internet safety taster course

Learning isn't just for kids and at The Academy at Shotton Hall, as a UK online/Learndirect centre, we are always looking for opportunities to involve the wider community in learning and development. 

Tuesday evenings - call Carol Bell on 0191 518 0222 for details.

Do your kids know more about computers and the internet than you do?  Do you worry about them online? Well you’re certainly not alone so we are offering east Durham Mums and Dads the chance to get to grips with the internet, and put some of their fears to rest…

We are offering a 'Myguide' taster course - 'Using the internet safely' – 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. 

Our centre manager Carol Bell explains: 

“It may seem a bit odd asking off-line parents to get on-line to learn more about internet safety, but actually it makes perfect sense.  Nothing is half as scary when you know a bit about it, and the best way to put your fears to rest and understand what your children are doing is to give the internet a go for yourself.  With myguide using the internet is easy.  Everything is made really simple and intuitive – it doesn’t matter if you’ve never even touched a computer before because with myguide you can start from the beginning – set up and email account, search for information and even learn how to use a keyboard and mouse. 

“What’s more, it’s not just about supervising, and it’s not just for parents either!  The internet can be a useful tool in everyone’s everyday life - whether you’re getting the shopping delivered, renewing your tax disc or booking a bargain holiday, it could be saving you time, hassle and even money.  Don’t let your internet safety fears hold you or you family back – get it touch with us today!”