Steve

Volunteer Digital Champion and part time web designer. I love helping people discover the joys of being online, we live in a more and more connected age and people need to know how to use the internet to access services, as well as communicate with friends and family.

Podcast to help protect yourself from online scams

With the coronavirus pandemic exposing a number of online scams, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion’s latest podcast highlights how people can protect themselves. The podcast from the PCC’s Safer West Mercia series, features the John talking with a Cyber Protection Officer about how people can help keep themselves, and others, safe from …

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Digital Events and Activities from the Library

Worcestershire County Council and the library service have made a lot more of their offerings available online since the Coronavirus outbreak and the closure of public buildings. You can borrow eBooks online using Borrowbox and magazines from rbdigital. They also have a range of digtal Services such as information on Literacy, Health and Wellbeing, Business …

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 and cyber crime – information and guidance

All information given here is taken from “Advisory: COVID-19 exploited by malicious cyber actors” – a joint advisory from the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). A link to the full document is provided at the end of the …

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Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way of meeting new people and gaining experience in different roles. It is a great way to fill your time if you are retired or unemployed. With the current Coronavirus lockdown many workers are furloughed, so away from work but unable to take a second job. Volunteering can fill you time …

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How to Write a CV

A CV, which stands for curriculum vitae, is a document used when applying for jobs. It allows you to summarise your education, skills and experience enabling you to successfully sell your abilities to potential employers. See the CV National Careers Service guide to creating a CV here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/get-a-job/cv-sections When sending a CV to a company …

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Free online cybersecurity courses

Kaspersky are offering free online cybersecurity courses on their website. There are three, Device security and privacy, Internet security: the nitty-gritty and Personal data protection. The courses are available here: https://education.kaspersky.com/en/

Help with Home Schooling

With children being off school for the foreseeable future there is a resource to help you educate your children while they are at home. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalised learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, …

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