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HSBC reveals top scams and re-launches fraud app
Of all your passwords, your email account ones are the most important
Of all your passwords, your email account ones are the most important

A recent survey conducted by leading online safety advisory organisation Get Safe Online in advance of its Global24 2022 event, revealed that 93% of the 5,200 adults questioned were unaware that email passwords for cybercriminals. So why are your email account passwords so important? Think about what you do when you register for online accounts, […]

New National Cyber Strategy launched

On 15 Dec, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Steve Barclay, launched the UK’s new National Cyber Strategy (NCS) – available here. The NCS details how the UK will work as a responsible cyber power to protect the UK in cyberspace, strengthen our collective security and defend a free, open, peaceful and secure cyberspace. Cyber […]

Respect Online
What is a ‘catfish’?

By Anna Rowe defines a ‘catfish’ as: ‘Someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.’ The term was created by Nev Shulman’s experience of having a long term online relationship with a woman he thought to be young […]

Facebook Live on how to avoid commonplace scams
My experience as a parent during lockdown and how online gaming helped our children
Get Safe Online Global24 Activities Update
Digital safety and safeguarding children and young people from harmful influences online

The impact of COVID-19 means that most of us will be at home for an extended period and are likely to be spending increasing amounts of time online. The online world is also a necessity for many children in accessing schoolwork and it delivers huge benefits, not least in enabling us to stay connected to […]