Getting online and staying safe

Staying safe online

There are a number of useful websites and guides which can really help build confidence getting online. If you have a friend or family member who needs some extra advice or support, please share this information with them.

Age UK

Age UK offer computer training courses, staying safe online and making the most of the internet.


RNIB provide a beginners guide to getting online. 


Parkinsons also offer help with getting online.

Get safe online

Get safe online  is less about getting online and more focussed about protection and safety online. This is backed by government (e.g. Department for Culture, Media and Sport) and private sector (e.g. Barclays Bank).

Online safety advice for young people

The web is a great resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. Kids who are old enough to swipe a screen can have access to the world. But they need to be careful online and might not realise when they stray on to sites which aren't appropriate. The kids health website offers advice for parents to make sure children stay safe online.