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Staying safe online

Staying safe online

Key Priority: 
Build trust, so everyone has the confidence to use technology, safely and legally to Go Online.

Learning and Skills Services

They are courses you can complete to teach yourself how to keep safe, find out more from the Council's Learning and Skills Services by clicking here

Lloyds Bank Academy

One of the main reasons for people choosing never to go online relates to fears about their personal data being stolen and misused.  Lloyds Bank Academy offer free video lessons you can watch.  Most last for 2 minutes, making it quick and easy to learn.  They are 13 short videos to learn from to keep safe online.  Choose a lesson by clicking here

Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online is the UK's leading internet safety website.  It provides practical online safety advice, information and guidance to help reduce the risks of using the internet.  To find out more information click here  

Safeguarding Concerns

If you have a concern about the safety or welfare of a child or young person contact Together for Children on 0191 561 7007 (available 8.30am to 5:15pm Monday - Thursday, 8.30am to 4.45pm Friday).

If you are worried about a vulnerable adult please contact the Safeguarding Adults Team using the online form.

If you have an immediate concern phone the Police on 999.

Cyber crime and online safety advice

For advice, help and support on how to reduce the risks of being a victim of cyber crime please click here. The link will take you to the National Crime Agency, who investigate cyber crime across the country.  They provide advice on how to have a conversation with your child and help them make the right choices, provide videos and publications on how to keep your personal information and data safe and basic security steps you can do, to keep safe online:

  • Choose strong passwords and do not reuse them for multiple logins
  • Install security software such as anti-virus and two-factor authentications.  This kind of software is often available for free.
  • Keep all security software and operating systems updated.



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