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Cybercrime course offered by RCN

Rural Community Network is pleased to announce that we are offering a short course called “Cybercrime” this coming October.

We all now live in a permanently connected world. Whether we embrace it or not, access to Twitter, Facebook, You Tube and many other social networking platforms is everywhere. Social media has embedded itself in our culture and a world without smart phones and instant access to the Internet is inconceivable. While our lives may be enriched by our new connections, we need to be aware of the dangers involved.

Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing criminal activities in recent years costing the NI economy £100 million a year. We are all potential targets – adults and children alike. Most of us are likely to be a victim of Cybercrime at some points in our lives.

This course was developed by Ulster University partnership with the PSNI Cybercrime team. It is designed to provide participants with an awareness of the destructive effects of Cybercrime in all of its forms and empower society with knowledge of tools and support available to keep safe online.

This course is being offered at RCN HQ, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown on the following dates:

Thursday 6th October – 7 – 9pm

Thursday 13th October – 7 – 9pm

Thursday 20th October – 7 – 9pm

Sessions will include topics such as: Cybercrime, social networking, cyber abuse and digital reputation.

This is a free course to participate and if you are interested in attending, this is a register only course therefore you must register with Teresa McKernan on 02886766670 or email teresa@ruralcommunitynetwork.org


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