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This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to work safely and responsibly online. When you have completed it you will understand the risks of working online and be able to take appropriate precautions to safeguard yourself and others and protect data and IT systems.

The course covers dealing with unwanted communications, protecting against identity theft and protecting systems against viruses and other threats. It is suitable for a wide range of candidates and is particularly appropriate for young people, parents and mature Internet users.

There are four sections:

1       Understand the risks that can exist when using the Internet.
2       Know how to safeguard self and others when working online.
3       Take precautions to maintain data security.
4       Follow legal constraints, guidelines and procedures which apply when working            online.

You can navigate between the different sections and sub-sections of the course using either the pull down menus at the top of the page or the links at the bottom of each page.

The course is assessed by means of a short multiple-choice test, delivered online and an assessment of the activities you have carried out. Contact your teacher for further information.

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