Category Online Safety

How do I manage my stress after experiencing a crime?

Are you feeling anxious, stressed or worried after experiencing a crime? You’re not alone. Experiencing a crime can disrupt your normal day-to-day life and sometimes it can take a while to feel like you’ve got that normality back again. Not only that, but experiencing a crime means you might experience…

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How to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime in 2021

Earlier this week the headlines were filled with the latest scams including covid and government grants. Such scams are crippling for businesses and individuals and can significantly impact day-to-day life. In this post, we’ve picked out five ways to stay safe online in 2021. And, while it’s impossible to remove…

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Do you know what to do if an adult is at risk of harm and abuse?

We should all know how to spot signs of abuse and the actions that should be taken if we have a concern. Statistics show that: Last year in Northamptonshire (2019-20) 3,577 concerns were received 1,062 of those concerns needed further action 51% of abuse was due to neglect 30% occurred…

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Fight the fraudsters – simple security to stay cyber safe

Unfortunately, online fraud is becoming an increasingly common crime in the UK. Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, reported that £36.4million was stolen from people in the UK between April and September last year as a result of fraud, meaning over £190,000 was extracted from…

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How to deal with cyber-bullying

England’s Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, recently suggested that children “remain an afterthought” for the world’s biggest social media companies. Social media has spent a fair amount of time in the headlines recently, and with children gaining access to platforms such as Facebook and Instagram at an increasingly early age, parents…

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Should you stay or should you go? The big Facebook debate

Facebook has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, and if news of personal data exploits has made you question your presence on there, we’ve got some useful advice. The good stuff Facebook is great for keeping up with friends and family. It’s why so many people use…

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How to teach your kids about cybercrime (without scaring them)

Seventeen-million Britons were targeted by cybercrime during 2017, costing them a collective £130bn. From phishing scams to online fraud, hacking and ransomware attacks, we’re all susceptible to cybercrime, but protecting your kids against it is inherently tricky. They’re part of a digital generation that relies on online messaging platforms, social…

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How to handle social media harassment

Before the birth of social media, harassment was something you’d typically only experience in real life; be it in person, over the phone or in written form. Now, with millions of people glued to the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, harassment has taken on a digital form. The difference…

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One Like too many: how to tell if you’re being Facebook Stalked

In 2011, cyberstalking became more common than face-to-face stalking for the first time, and it remains a significant problem. Facebook is a prime target for stalkers, due to the ease with which personal information can be shared and viewed. It’s also one of the most popular communication channels in the…

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