EventsLiving In a Digital World: Accessing, Evaluating, and Navigating the Internet

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Living In a Digital World: Accessing, Evaluating, and Navigating the Internet

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Description

This four-part workshop series will focus on the ins and outs of navigating the internet and social media safely and effectively. Interested in the steps you can take to ensure your internet browsers have security measures in place? Curious about how to identify and protect yourself from online scams? Would you like to learn ways to critically examine if a social media post contains accurate information? This workshop series will explore all of these topics and more, helping participants gain the tools to be savvy and confident internet and social media users.

This workshop is intended for individuals who have a beginning-to-intermediate understanding of the internet and social media platforms.

Tuesday, January 12th: Safety settings online. Learn about cookies, browser tracking, social media privacy settings, phone authentication, and more.

Thursday, January 14th: Preventing scams. Learn how to identify, avoid and report scams online.

Tuesday, January 19th: Social Media Fact Checking Basics. This session will teach participants tips and tricks in evaluating information and content they encounter on social media.

Thursday, January 21st: Social Media News Sleuths: Expand upon your toolkit with advanced fact-checking tips, such as reverse image searching, verifying social media accounts, navigating Twitter archives, and more.

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Registration is required. For questions, please email computerworkshops@bpl.org

Zoom online meeting link will be emailed to registered participants one day before the event.

Suitable for:
Young Adults (Ages 20-34)
Adults
College Students
Older Adults
Type:
Computers/Technology Classes
Language:
English

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