For this year’s Safer Internet Day, Derbyshire Constabulary are offering two free, non-technical online webinars, hosted by their Cyber Protect Team, covering how to protect yourself and your family online.
Safer Internet Day (Tuesday, February 6) is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, and sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The constabulary's webinars will benefit anyone who uses the internet, email, smartphones and apps.
The topics covered will be:
Password guidance and account security
Protecting your personal information
Social engineering and phishing emails/texts
Online shopping & online banking safely
Current threats and trends/scams
Protecting your WhatsApp and social media accounts
Keeping youngsters safe online
This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring change: Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’. They will touch upon the things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline
Signposting to further sources of support and resources
Where to report incidents of cybercrime and fraud
The webinars are available on two dates – Tuesday, February 6, and then again on Friday, February 9.
To register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org and state which webinar you are interested in joining.
A link to the webinar will be sent to everyone who has emailed Sam on the day prior to the session you have selected.
Webinar 1: Tuesday, February 6, at 6.30pm
Webinar 2: Friday, February 9, at 1.30pm
These events are free of charge, but you are required to book a place to receive the link to the online meeting.
Report all Fraud and Cybercrime to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or online. Forward suspicious emails to email@example.com. Report SMS scams by forwarding the original message to 7726 (spells SPAM on the keypad).