CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Stay safe online this Christmas after doing these eSafety courses.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Stay safe online this Christmas after doing these eSafety courses.

Get online savvy before starting Christmas shopping

BEFORE you head online to search for great Christmas present offers, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner is encouraging seniors to learn important online shopping tips.

During October and November it is offering seniors two free one-hour online presentations which will improve their digital literacy.

Online shopping

The free course will help seniors become savvy online shoppers while still protecting their money and personal information.

The presentation covers:

  • How to shop and pay for things safely online.
  • Common online shopping scams to look out for.
  • How to spot a fake online deal.
  • Where to get help.

It is being held as follows:

Monday, 19 November - 12.30pm and at 2.30pm (AEDT)

Thursday, 22 November - 2.30pm AEDT

Tuesday, 27 November - 9.30am and at 11am (AEDT)

Wednesday, 28 November - 1.30pm AEDT

Facebook use

It's the most popular form of social online networking which seniors are taking advantage of to connect with family and friends, senior associated business and community groups, and to go shopping.

This course will show seniors how Facebook, when used with care, can be an enjoyable source of entertainment and a wonderful way to connect. The session covers:

  • What you can do on Facebook.
  • Taking control of your privacy settings.
  • Common Facebook scams.
  • How advertising works on Facebook.

Thursday, 11 October - 10.30am (AEDT)

Thursday, 18 October - 11.00am and 1.30pm (AEDT)

Wednesday, 24 October - 9.30am (AEDT)

Tuesday, 30 October - 2pm (AEDT)

Friday, 2 November - 2.00pm (AEDT)

Thursday, 29 November - 2.30pm (AEDT)

To book your course participation, go to beconnected.esafety.gov.au/bookings


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