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OASIS CONNECTIONS

WHATOnline safety and technology training for older adults.
WHYTo help keep seniors safe from online scams and fraud with the appropriate information, knowledge, and training, and to promote digital literacy for older adults through community technology classes.
WHEREOasis Connections.
Partnership with AT&T.
St. Louis, MO, USA.
Online.


Program Description


“Imposter scams, like phishing, ranks #1. Scammers pretending to be from the IRS or Microsoft or other businesses and government agencies bilked victims for over $667 million."

"Social Security scams were the top imposter government-related scam."

"Romance scams are #1 for total monetary loss."

"Older adults are especially at-risk for romance (catfishing) scams.

“You will be targeted by cybercriminals. Everyone is. If you use the Internet or have a smartphone, then you will be targeted by cybercriminals. You can be a victim even if you don’t use the Internet. Your government, financial, and medical records are stored online. You’ll learn how to minimize your risk, protect your assets, and safeguard your identification in this course.”

“We are going to show you how cybercriminals work, expose their tricks, and give you the tools you need to avoid becoming a victim.”

-oasisnet.org The Oasis Connections Guide to Online Safety.

Oasis Connections provides online safety and technology training for older adults.

The Oasis Connections Guide to Online Safety is helpful course to help older adults be cyber safe. The course includes online safety tips, videos, and quizzes.

Online safety training for seniors covers the following topics.

  • Social Engineering
  • How to Preview and Avoid Dangerous Links
  • How to Recognize Fake Website Addresses
  • Safe Browsers and Safe Sites
  • Romance Scams (Catfishing)
  • Phishing Scams
  • Email Safety
  • Robocalls
  • Malware and Viruses
  • Social Media and Cybercrime
  • Anti-virus Software and Updates. Safety Starts Here
  • Passwords
  • Password Managers
  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Wi-Fi Safety

The Fighting Cyber Crime course includes a helpful online quiz for seniors to test how cyber-safe they are and to help prevent cyber-crime in the older adult population.

Digital literacy and training for older adults covers:

  • Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud
  • How to use Google
  • How to use Wi-Fi
  • How to use Social Media, Facebook
  • Introduction to Email
  • How to use the Computer Basics
  • Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Google Photos
  • Smartphone Photography 

Oasis Connections technology training and online safety classes are available to senior centers, senior living, faith-based organizations, job help centers, YMCAs, libraries and other organizations that help older adults. 
source: connections.oasisnet.org

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