Learn important cybersafety tips

Cybersafety lessons should be on the top of your to-do list whether you are a youngster still in school, a senior enjoying retirement or still working.

The Mayor’s Cybersafety Day information fair takes place at the Stouffville Leisure Centre at 2 Park Drive.

Mayor Iain Lovatt encourages all residents to come and learn about important cybersafety topics with Stouffville’s own KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Foundation.

There will be fun and engaging learning activities for all ages throughout the event.

There will be a free seminar regarding topics especially relevant to seniors, including: how scammers target seniors, what to look for to identify a possible scam, and what to do if you think you have received a fraud attempt.

There will also be a free seminar for families and youth covering such issues as best password practices, how to read and actually understand privacy policies and how data is tracked and aggregated.

Later, there will be a free seminar for small business owners on topics like what is PIPEDA, what is a business’ obligations regarding data collection and management and how best to protect a business from a data breach.

For more information about the event and to reserve seats at the seminars, visit www.cybersafetyday.ca. There will be online training and resources available on the website after the event.

Due to COVID-19 this event has been postponed until later this year. In the mean time, residents are encouraged to submit examples of cyber fraud that they witness over the coming weeks. Go to www.cybersafetyday.ca to submit examples. Submissions will be used in the future workshops to show others what to look for when evaluating an email, Facebook post, or phone call. 

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