Tuesday, February 8, is Safer Internet Day 2022, and Derbyshire Constabulary will be hosting a webinar - or an online event - to offer safety advice to people when it comes to using the internet, social media and their emails.
It will be a non-tech awareness session to alert the public of the types of cybercrime, fraud and scams that are so prevalent right now. The webinar will also cover the topic of how people can better protect themselves online.
This session will be of benefit to anyone who uses the internet and email services but is perhaps a little worried or concerned about the pitfalls that exist online. It's also for people who want to upskill their online knowledge; for people who want to know how to spot a scam or a fraudulent email; for those who want to feel safer online and on social media and for those who want to use online services but are not so confident in doing so.
Maybe you're a sole trader or small business owner who knows the power of online but isn't sure how to protect your business from cyber incidents.
The event will cover:
Password guidance and account security
Protecting your personal information
Using social media safely
Social engineering and phishing emails/texts
Online shopping & online banking safely
Keeping youngsters safe online
Safer Internet Day - Using tech responsibly, respectfully, critically & creatively
Signposting to further sources of support and resources
Where to report
There will be two sessions:
Tuesday, February 8 at 2pm - Eventbrite - Cyber Awareness Session - Safer Internet Day 2022
Thursday, February 10 at 6:30pm - Eventbrite - Cyber Awareness Session - Safer Internet Day 2022 (a repeat of the Tuesday session)
If you prefer not to click on links, run a web search for Eventbrite Derbyshire Police Cyber Crime Unit.
The event is free of charge, but you are required to book a ticket via the Eventbrite website to reserve your place and be provided with 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).