Free Public Webinars and Training for Trainers in Online Security

‘Poster with light blue background, the image of a smiling woman using a tablet, and 2 graphics of a shield and an insect being targeted. Text says: Free training to stay safe online. Learn how to stay safe online this September with Lead Scotland. Free 30 minute webinars about passwords, 2 step authentication, updating software, backing up data and protecting yourself against scams. Free lunchtime 'training for trainers' for organisations and practitioners who support people with digital devices. To sign up, go to’

Lead Scotland is offering free training on Zoom this September for people wanting to get to grips with different areas of online safety and security. The charity is hosting 30 minute webinars (with extra time for activities and questions) on a range of topics:

  • Protect yourself with strong passwords
  • Remember your passwords using password managers
  • How to use two-factor authentication
  • How to update your digital devices
  • How to back up your data
  • Recognise email scams and fake emails

These topics were chosen in line with the National Cyber Security Centre Cyber Aware 6 Actions as part of their new project’s aim to widen access to online security messaging. Lead Scotland are commissioning and producing alternative formats including BSL, Braille, HTML, Polish, Urdu and Arabic amongst others. Click here to access these resources.

The webinars will be especially useful for disabled people or those who might find it harder to use the internet safely, but they are open and suitable for everyone. They will also be handy for you if who care for someone who needs some extra support using their digital device safely. All classes are free and open to the public.

Lead Scotland is also offering 1 hour ‘Training for Trainers’ lunchtime sessions are for practitioners, volunteers or others who support people with low digital confidence.

For information on dates and time, as well as to sign up, go to our website: