Get safe online
Cheshire East Council has teamed up with getsafeonline.org to educate Cheshire East residents in the area of online safety and security. getsafeonline.org are the UK’s leading source of unbiased and easy-to-understand information on online safety.
Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing crimes, with new scams and threats coming online every day. There were an estimated 5 million cases of computer misuse and fraud reported last year. That accounts for almost half of all of the crimes reported in England and Wales in 2017. Unfortunately, it is the most vulnerable people in our communities that are more susceptible to scams.
The internet is an exciting place, but it is important to know how to use it.
The getsafeonline.org 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.
We will be running events across the Borough throughout the year, so keep a look out for them and share the knowledge you learn with the people around you that need it.