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Free online safety sessions for Safer Internet Day

Sunday, 2 February 2020

The Isle of Man Government, in collaboration with Manx Telecom and Sure, are offering a day of cyber security and online safety sessions at the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal to mark Safer Internet Day.

The free drop-in sessions will be held on Tuesday 11 February, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and again from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. 

A team will be on hand to answer questions on staying safe online, device security, passwords, scam spotting or reducing the risk of fraud and keeping children and young people safe. In addition there will be the opportunity to bring your device with you for a free security health check from Sure or Manx Telecom.

Safer Internet Day was launched 15 years ago by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, and has grown to be celebrated in over 150 countries across the globe.

The Isle of Man Government’s commitment to Safer Internet Day is part of a broader programme of work on digital inclusion, which sees the Isle of Man Government leading the British Irish Council (BIC) Digital Inclusion Work Sector.

As part of this work, the BIC Digital Inclusion Work Sector will publish a series of infographics in support of digital inclusion, the first of which will be launched on Safer Internet Day.

Minister for Policy and Reform and Ministerial Chair of the British-Irish Council Digital Inclusion Work Sector, Chris Thomas MHK, said:

“We are delighted to be able to offer these invaluable free online safety sessions to the public in order to build confidence in getting the most out of the online experience in a secure and informed way. Further digital inclusion sessions and workshops focused on building skills and trust, will be held later in the year to run parallel with the digital inclusion awareness campaign from our work with the British-Irish Council."

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