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Get Safe Online Week is almost here

By Tim Mitchell on 19 Oct, 2012

Get Safe Online Week is almost here, and the team is getting very excited at the prospect of getting out and about to spread the word on ... how to spread the word!

A lot of organisations and individuals are looking for new ways to help protect you, your family, your finances, your computer and your business against the kind of threats we all seem to be encountering on the internet these days. From phishing emails to bogus ticket sites, identity theft to questionable posts on social networks.

Now, here’s a way you can help other people to protect themselves ... and in the process find out more for yourself about how to stay safe online.  In other words, to ‘Click & Tell’.

The Get Safe Online roadshow is going to be in the following locations next week:

Monday 22 October: CARDIFF
Working Street 9.00 am - 4.30pm
Cardiff Central Station 7.30am - 9.30am
Queens Arcade Centre 9.00am - 4.00pm

Tuesday 23 October: LONDON
Trafalgar Square 9.00am - 4.30pm
Waterloo Station 7.30am - 9.00am

Wednesday 23 October: LEEDS
Briggate Centre 9.00am - 4.30pm
Leeds Station 6.00am - 9.00am

Thursday 24 October: EDINBURGH
Castle Street 9.00am - 4.30pm
Edinburgh Waverley Station 7.30am - 9.00am
St James Shopping 9.00am - 2.00pm

Friday 25 October: BELFAST
Europa Bus Centre & Great Victoria Street Station 8.00am - 9.30am
City Hall 12.00noon - 2.30pm
Tesco Extra Knocknagoney Road 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Experts from Get Safe Online as well as some of our trusted partners will be on hand to provide you with free, impartial, practical (and friendly) advice on how to protect yourself against things like we’ve mentioned above, and a whole lot more. Spend just a few minutes with them, and you’ll pick up some valuable tips on internet safety that you can use and pass on to friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. That’s why they’re calling it ‘Click & Tell’.

We'll also be visiting other locations in these cities like schools and universities so that young people can learn at first hand about online safety and the world of cybersecurity.

And don’t worry if you’re not going to be in any of these locations – just visit* and pick up some great tips.

*Get Safe Online advises you to never click on live links in emails, so to demonstrate the point, we haven’t added one here but are asking you to enter the website address in your browser instead.