Young people often use the internet in a completely different way to older generations. Find out what could make you vulnerable online, and how to stay safe.
Every year we’re able to do more and more online. From sending messages to sorting out our finances, today we can do it from our phones and tablets wherever we are. But the more we can do online, the more we’re exposed to hazards. Cybersafe is here to help you stay safe online, so you can browse to your heart’s content, knowing you’re protected against scams, fraud and security problems.
If you’re the victim of a cyber crime, or you know of a current online scam, report it here.
If you need some advice dealing with cyber safety there’s always someone to talk to.
Use strong, unique passwords for each of your online accounts
A strong password is crucial to protect your email account from hackers and the wealth of personal information found in your inbox. Keep this information safe and add two-factor authentication for an extra layer of security! #WarksCyberProtect
NEVER click on suspicious links in emails! Some emails may try to infect you after you open them by containing malicious programs as attachments or have links to malicious websites full of malware and scams. #WarksCyberProtect
Locking your phone is a simple security step, yet many people don't use a screen lock! This can prevent and ensure that thieves cannot access your apps if the phone is stolen! #WarksCyberProtect
Remember the scam warning signs to look out for ⤵️ ➡️If it seems too good to be true ➡️If it's unexpected ➡️If you’re being urged to respond or pay for ➡️something urgently or in an unusual way ➡️If you’ve been asked to give away personal info citizensadvice.org.uk/scamsadvice/