The Metropolitan Police has produced five short videos on how to protect yourself online. These are being posted on this page every day, starting Monday June 26th.
Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online said: “We hear all sorts of scary stories about online scams, but the internet offers so many fantastic opportunities that we shouldn’t let the threat of cybercrime put us off going online and enjoying its many benefits. Instead, we just need to make a few small changes to our online behaviour in order to protect ourselves and stop scammers catching us out. The video series created by the Metropolitan Police shows us how to do this through simple step-by-step guides and tips on some of the basics such as creating a password. A few minutes to watch the videos could mean a lifetime of online safety, so we really do ask the public to take the time to watch them, brush up on their online safety and share them with others.”
Stop thieves stealing your ID, update privacy settings on all social media accounts. Only let people you know see your pages. #GetSafeOnline
Cybercriminals can intercept personal information being shared online when you use public Wi-Fi #GetSafeOnline
Never call numbers or follow links from suspicious emails/texts; find the official website or number using a search engine #GetSafeOnline
Updates are vital in protecting your device from ransomware and other malicious software. #GetSafeOnline
Create a password that’s too hard for criminals to crack by choosing #ThreeRandomWords, numbers and symbols. #GetSafeOnline