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Online Safety

During the current coronavirus pandemic it is important that we remain safe in the virtual world throughout the restrictions to travel, socialising and other things we take for granted.

Why is online safety even more important than usual?

Invariably, a crisis affecting large numbers of people triggers a huge volume of fraudulent activity. With Coronavirus, expect fake ads for anything from vaccines to facemasks, links to sensational news and video, bogus charity appeals, and phishing emails claiming to be from travel, compensation and insurance companies or event/tournament organisers. Fraudsters know that at times like these, we may be too concerned or preoccupied to spot that something isn’t right.

Those not accustomed to working from home also need to take simple precautions additional to those we normally exercise in regular workplaces.

And if we’re using the extra time on our hands to relax, there’s also more chance that we could be letting our online guard down, whether we’re social networking, gaming, dating, downloading or the many other things we take for granted.

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Then please check out the CEOP website and see how they can help you.

On UK Safer Internet Centre, you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

Internet companies work with the Internet Watch Foundation to protect you & protect child victims whose images are put online.

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