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There Is Still Time To Register For Computer Safety Class

By Allyson Coleman

There is still time to take advantage of this great educational program! The Yalo-busha County Extension Service will host a computer safety class in conjunction with the Mississippi State Center for Technology Outreach on Thursday, January 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. 

This class will teach you how to protect yourself from identity theft while browsing the internet safely.  Participants will observe how to identify potentially harmful websites and email scams. You will also become familiar with terms such as viruses, phishing, malware, etc.; and learn what and why we use cookies and browsing history.  Space is limited. The cost of the class will be $1, payment should be receive to be considered registered for class. The deadline to pay and to register for the program is today, January 28.

The first social media class will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. We will learn about Facebook personal profiles and how we can use these profiles to communicate with friends and family all over the world. Personal profiles are for non-commercial use and represent individual people. You can follow profiles to see public updates from people you’re interested in but aren’t friends with. Personal profiles also allow you to customize your page by posting stories, hosting events, adding apps and more. Grab your computer, iPad, or other device and join us for a class that will surely not disappoint. The class is free, but space is limited and you must have your own laptop, iPad, or smart phone. Call 675-2730, to reserve your seat by February 11. 



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