This year’s Get Safe Online week runs from 22 to 26 October 2012. It will encourage people to pass on online safety tips to friends, family, colleagues, neighbours or even strangers who they think may benefit from the advice.
The internet is a great place to communicate, buy and sell, access information and services, pay bills, get your entertainment and do many other day-to-day things. But it also provides the ideal environment for criminals to carry out fraud, identity theft, bullying, computer damage and many other activities that spoil the online experience for their victims.
In Get Safe Online week, the Click & Tell campaign is encouraging everyone to take a few moments to visit the Get Safe Online website, and share their online safety tip and tell others to pass it on. People can also pick up tips on shopping, social networking, emailing or anything they think their neighbours and friends do online and pass them on. And they can get advice for using mobile devices securely and safely.
There will also be promotions, quizzes, visits, leaflets and much more.
To find out more or to get involved, visit: www.getsafeonline.org for some free, practical and unbiased advice. Then pass on a useful piece of advice to a friend, family member, neighbour or colleague!
A helpful leaflet with useful Click and Tell tips to pass on.
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Expert advice on keeping transactions and data safe online.
This is service is run by the National Fraud Authority - a UK government agency - helping to coordinate the fight against fraud.