You, Coronavirus and staying safe online

May 6th 2020

Get Safe Online has launched its #SaferOnlineLockdown campaign, inviting individuals to reach out to its experts for online advice during the pandemic.

If you had one question you’d like to ask about online safety under lockdown, what would it be?

As the nation continues to adjust to digital living under the COVID-19 enforced lockdown, Get Safe Online today launches its #SaferOnlineLockdown campaign – providing people with the opportunity to ask online safety-related questions directly to its team of experts during this time.

Whether setting up a family video chat or concerned about a vulnerable older relative shopping online for the first time, Get Safe Online continues to provide helpful, pragmatic answers to any online safety queries whilst we all live in lockdown conditions, with so much of our daily lives now being spent online.

Experts will be featuring live on the Get Safe Online Facebook page every Thursday at 11am to offer top tips and answer questions. Join them on Facebook @GetSafeOnline when they will provide their top weekly tips and follow up with an exclusive Q&A #SaferOnlineLockdown session for viewers. This week will be hosted by Tim Mitchell, Content Director at Get Safe Online and will focus on Passwords.

For those unable to look in on the Facebook Live sessions, Get Safe Online has set up an email Coronavirus hotline: [email protected], where queries will be answered by online safety experts within 48 hours.

Hosting the first Facebook Live session Get Safe Online, Tony Neate, commented: “At Get Safe Online we have a team of experts available to provide the very best advice for all of us spending so much time online during this period. These include Liz Stanton MBE, a CEOP Ambassador, to Paul Bayer, a highly respected international cybercrime prevention trainer. By launching #SaferOnlineLockdown we can provide helpful pointers and tips to help improve people’s online safety.”

In common with most other crisis situations, criminals are using emails, text messages, social media posts, online advertisements and phone calls to defraud their unsuspecting victims. #SaferOnlineLockdown is set to help educate and minimise the risk of falling foul during this period when, as a nation, we are using the internet more than ever.

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