Website: Get Safe Online

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Get Safe Online (www.getsafeonline.org) say they are a jointly-funded initiative between several Government departments and a number of private sector businesses. They also benefit from the input of other organisations in the form of technical expertise, intelligence and advice.

It is backed by Barclays, City of London Police, Gumtree, Kaspersky (security software), Nat West, Paypal, Tesco and more. So this is a well funded and informed website.

Get Safe Online claims to be is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.

The  website is a useful 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.

Get Safe Online is not only a website, they also organise national events – such as Get Safe Online week – and work closely with law enforcement agencies and other bodies in support of their outreach activity, internal awareness and customer online safety.

The site is divided into Personal and Business

Personal has advice on everything from protecting your computer to backups and safe disposal of a computer.

The business side has data protection, security planning, fraud and so on. Lots of very good content.

There’s also a social media presence – particularly with Twitter.

This website is well worth a visit.

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