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Category: Digital Literacy

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A Guide To Computer Help in Burnaby

Are you looking for computer help or low cost technology? Try using this guide to find the help you need! The places below offer programs where they can help you with your computer or smartphone, and most of them are free! At the bottom, there’s also a list of where you can get low cost…
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Which Jobs Are at Risk of Automation?

AI has become a big topic in the past year. You may be increasingly worried that your job will be automated. With everything we hear about AI, it can be easy to forget the value humans bring. There are still jobs that need humans, and we can understand each other in ways AI can’t. Watch…
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What is Cyberbullying?

1 in 4 young adults (ages 12-17) reported experiencing cyberbullying in 2018. With the increasing use of technology, it’s becoming more of a problem. So, in this blog, we’ll talk about what cyberbullying is, why it’s a problem, and what you as a parent can do to prevent it.  What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is deliberate,…
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What is Phishing?

Phishing is a risk for everyone. If you’re phished, you could lose money, important information, or passwords. Keep reading to find out what phishing is, some common scams, and how to avoid it. What is Phishing? Phishing is a cyber crime. It is when a person is contacted by email, text message, or phone by…
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3 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the biggest challenges for computer beginners is typing. It is required for everything from a basic Google seach to signing into email accounts. Typing is an essential skill for digital literacy that is often overlooked. So here are 3 essential keyboard shortcuts that will makes typing easier for beginners. Ctrl+C (copy) Ctrl+V (paste)…
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Why is digital literacy important to seniors?

Technology devices are probably familiar to teenagers, but for grandparents and seniors, it was something weird and odd. How many times have you helped your father or grandfather with technology-related problems? Do they think you’re a real tech expert just because you use your phone and computer all the time? Age and technology adoption have…
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3 Ways to Easily Manage Your Online Passwords

If you’re reading this, I bet you have countless online accounts. I personally have hundreds of usernames and passwords. In this article, I’ll show you some tricks I’ve learned over the years on how to easily manage this type of data. It wasn’t long ago when people didn’t need so many online accounts. But today,…
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