Computers and the Internet play a huge and ever growing role in all of our lives. Everyday, the very oldest to the youngest and most vulnerable members of our communities use the internet for work and leisure.
Unfortunately, while it is an incredible tool with so much to offer, it isn't always safe unless YOU help to make it that way!
Identity theft, fraud, cyber bullying and stalking are just a few of the problems and dangers we ALL have to be aware of.
Most importantly, we also need to know how to avoid, combat and beat these things.
With a little help and information, together with a bit of time and application, we can all make using the Internet entirely safe to use for the whole family.
To help you get started on your quest for internet security, CommunityUK have compiled a range of links and resources for you that will provide you with quick and easy access to the best guidance, advice, tools and news the Internet has to offer when it comes to ensuring Safe Surfing.
Advice, Guidance & Support
Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre (CEOP) - CommunityUK are very proud to display the CEOP panic button on all of our pages.
The CEOP Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children, are part of UK Policing and are very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.
You will find a great range of useful information and advice at the CEOP Safety Centre.
Think-U-Know - Run by CEOP, you will find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology.
Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it.
Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
Get Safe Online - This website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, Identity Theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.
It contains guidance on many other related subjects too – including performing backups and how to avoid theft or loss of your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Every conceivable topic is included on the site – including safe online shopping, gaming and dating … so now you really can stay safe with everything you do online.
The site also keeps you up to date with news, tips and stories from around the world.
The UK Safer Internet Centre - The UK Safer Internet Centre is coordinated by a partnership of three leading organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation.
It is co-funded by the European Commission and has three main functions: an Awareness Centre, a Helpline and a Hotline.
Again lots of good information and advice available.
BBC Webwise - The Internet Safety & Privace section from BBC Webwise is full of great advice & information.
Kidsmart - A site from Childnet International with all sorts of information about being smart online.
Internet Safety News
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