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Get Safe Online Week 2014

20th October 2014 Help & Advice Tags: , , 0 Comments

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Whoever you are, whatever you do, YOU could be a victim of online crime. It’s a growing threat, but there are things you can do to protect yourself from online criminals – whether they’re someone you know, anonymous individuals or an organised criminal network operating in the UK or from abroad.

To help increase awareness of the steps you can take, we’re delighted to announce Get Safe Online Week 2014, which will be held from 20th – 26th October.

During the week, now in its ninth year, we will be launching new research about attitudes to and experiences of online crime, alongside important advice on how to stay safe on your computer, smartphone, tablet or games console.
We’d also love you to get your local community involved by setting up your own ‘Get Safe Online Week’ event to raise awareness of this pressing issue, and play your part in protecting people of all ages from becoming victims of fraud, identity theft, abuse and other issues. Here are some ideas:

  • Organise a coffee morning to discuss positive or negative online experiences and help your friends, family and neighbours to become safer online
  • Have a think about people you know who might be more vulnerable than others to encountering problems, and tell them how they can protect themselves
  • Tell your friends, family, neighbours, employees, workmates, kids’ school and anyone else you know about Get Safe Online Week and give them our website address: www.getsafeonline.org

 

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