By Organised Crime & Counter Terrorism Unit (OCCTU), Police Scotland
The Internet plays a positive and important role in our lives. Internet enabled devices and gaming consoles are present in most households and access to the Internet is available in many public locations.
A huge effort is being made across the world to counter online extremism and terrorism, while protecting the online freedom of legitimate...
There is a predicted 12% increase in shopping online this winter*. Although not all online fraud is consumer and shopping related, knowing what to look out for can prevent vulnerable consumers from falling victim. Check out this infographic from buyagift.co.uk
From business and social communications to online shopping, the internet has become...
By Action Fraud & The City of London Police
Do you know your fraud fact from fraud fiction?
Urban fraud myths are everywhere, which if believed often leave people in danger of becoming a victim of fraud and cyber crime.
For the next 13 working days, Action Fraud and the City of London Police will be identifying common fraud myths and letting people know the reality of these myths and...
By Tim Mitchell
This week is Get Safe Online Week, where we encourage individuals and small businesses the length and breadth of the UK to pick up some good habits in order to safeguard themselves, their families, their finances and their devices safe online.
We've just carried out some new independent research, surveying 2,000 people, from which one of the...
By Tony Neate, Chief Executive Officer, Get Safe Online
I just wanted to remind you to save the date for this year’s Get Safe Online Week which, now in its tenth year, will be taking place from the 19th – 25th October.
Get Safe Online is a government backed, not–for-profit organisation and is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.
By Nick Shaw, General Manager for UK & Nordics, Norton by Symantec
The internet is an amazing resource for children, but it can represent a worrying unknown for parents. We worry about what or whom our children may encounter online, and how we can protect them.
As parents, it’s important that we don’t let our concerns and preconceptions about the internet take this valuable resource away from our children....
Check out the infographic below to learn about how to watch out for the most common scams that are perpetrated online, how to protect yourself – and where to report the perpetrators so they get the justice they deserve.
7 online scams and how to avoid them infographic by the team at WhoIsHostingThis
By Paige Hastings
Oovoo is the world's largest independent messaging and video chat app. But that doesn't mean it's safe for your kids. Here's why.
Users can video call with up to 12 people at any one time, whilst recording or taking photos, which can then be shared on social networking sites. It has a minimum age of 13 years, but only a date of birth is...
By Yasmine Bachir
If there’s one industry which has thrived in the internet age, it’s porn. Thanks to the fact that practically everyone now has a broadband connection and a smartphone, the sheer accessibility of porn from almost anywhere in the world has made it an almost unavoidable occurrence when online.
Although it’s not to everyone’s taste, porn is...
By Paige Hastings
Despite 13 being the minimum age requirement to sign up for an account on the most common social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (18 without parental permission), most kids simply bypass it by altering their date of birth; and hey presto, they can sign in.
So if you have an eight or nine year old on your hands,...
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