Online Safety Advice and Resources

Please see below a list of links to various online resources to help keep you and your family safe when using the internet.


General Cyber Security Advice

NCSC

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) website contains cyber security advice for individuals and families including online gaming, social media and top tips for staying safe online.

GetSafeOnline

GetSafeOnline is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.

TakeFive

Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud.

ActionFraud

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cybercrime.


Online Resources

Met Police Youtube Channel

The MET police have a Fraud and Cyber Crime YouTube channel where they have short animations that help visualise different areas of cyber security to improve your own personal security. Topics covered include guidance on protecting your online identity, password guidance and using Wi-Fi safely.

FutureLearn

Expert teaching delivered by world-class universities and organisations, FutureLearn offer an introduction to cyber security.

HowSecureIsMyPassword

Data breaches and identity theft are on the rise, and the cause is often compromised passwords. Use this HowSecureIsMyPassword to help you better understand password security.


Protecting Your Children Online

ThinkYouKnow

Maintained by CEOP command, ThinkYouKnow is aimed at keeping children safe online and in the modern world of technology.

BTTechTips

BT have joined up with ITV and created Top Tips on Tech to help individuals learn about different technologies.

InternetMatters

Set up in partnership with all the major media and internet service providers such as the BBC, Sky and Virgin Media, InternetMatters helps tackle all aspects of internet safety.

Mencap

Mencap is an online internet safety guide for children with learning disabilities and autism.