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Why do people forgo online security?

Why, when the risks are so well publicised, do people forgo online security? A behavioural scientist explains Today, data breaches are commonplace. Recent media headlines reveal that cyber criminals have tricked an unnamed employee into sending...

11 October 2019


Has your password been stolen?

If you are worried that your password has been stolen, I’ve got some bad news for you: it’s actually pretty hard to tell. Sure, there are some sites that will tell you if your password has been released as the result of a data...

8 October 2019


Keeping children safe online

The internet provides a myriad of benefits to adults and children. It can be a great social and learning tool; children have almost instant access to a wealth of information and can communicate with their peers around the world. Playing online...

8 October 2019


How to protect your child from cyberbullying

As we’re settling into the new school term, the same discussions about how best to protect our children both inside and outside of the education system are coming up. This follows suggestions from the Children’s Commissioner for...

7 October 2019


The easy way to stop your online accounts getting hacked

A strong password is a good start, but it doesn’t stop there… Whether it’s your Twitter, Amazon, or Netflix account, the explosion in popularity of online apps and services means more and more of us have to remember an...

3 October 2019


Five digital lessons from Generation Z

When mum is having tech issues, who is the first person she goes to for IT support? It’s likely her son or daughter. Generation Zs (aged 24 and under) have grown up with tablets, mobile phones and the fast pace of consumer technology. As...

29 September 2019


How to have “the talk” with your parents

There’s a wealth of information available to support digital parenting. But what about when you need to initiate the conversation in the opposite direction? New research for Get Safe Online Week has shown that a third (33%) of adults have...

23 September 2019


Online safety for the elderly

The internet is full of possibilities and opportunities to learn, make new friends and even find love. However, it’s also the perfect place for people to take advantage of the anonymity a computer screen offers. Most know that young...

11 September 2019

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