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Working with the Government

Sharing the best advice for your online safety

Get Safe Online is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing the best advice on internet safety to the UK public and small businesses. We are supported financially both by the government and by selected private sector partners, as well as sharing resources and best practice advice.

The government has its own online safety resources – Cyber Aware and Take Five – with which we enjoy a close and mutually beneficial relationship.

A substantial part of the Get Safe Online website – and our other activities – deal with online crime, such as fraud and identity theft. The vast majority of such issues could be avoided if everybody adopted better habits like not taking everything they see for granted, not clicking on random links and attachments, and thinking twice.

However, there are also some technical aspects which it is essential that you follow, which are emphasised on Cyber Aware by the Government and which we also strongly recommend and reinforce. 


- Software and App Updates

- Security Features


- Strong Passwords

- Sharing Data

- Back-up Data


Click on the logo to visit the CYBER AWARE website.


Take Five - to Stop Fraud provides advice on identifying and dealing with different kinds of scams:

- Phone Scams

- Text Message Scams

- email Scams

- Online Scams

- Other Scam Types

Click on the logo to visit the TAKE FIVE - TO STOP FRAUD website