Category: Guest bloggers

Why you should be using Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
Digital family basics: setting up new tech
WhatsApp ScrewFix Father’s Day ‘Giveaway’ Scam
My Instagram account was hacked and I was tricked into promoting scam cryptocurrency
Online Respect

A post from Bruce Flowers, IT professional and Get Safe Online Ambassador in Belize, for Get Safe Online Week Engaging in a discussion about online respect can be a sensitive topic, depending on which side you are. However, the goal is to be able to carry out a discussion in a safe, respectful environment.  The […]

Online respect: challenging online ageism and age discrimination is crucial

A post from Heléna Herklots CBE, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, for Get Safe Online Week During the pandemic, our use of the internet has increased significantly and many older people who are online are now spending more time on the internet and using it to do more than ever before.[1]  This was reflected in […]

Online respect – Why do people disrespect others?
Why warnings about buying presents early will help the fraudsters
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 […]

How fraudsters trick you out of your money

Just before I sat down to write this blog post I received an unexpected call from someone who said they were from the fraud department at Visa. They told me there’d been an attempt to spend money on my card that morning and if I didn’t take action immediately then my account would be at […]