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Staying Safe Online

"Worry free surfing" - free resources to keep you safe online

Once you are online, it’s important that you ensure you stay safe. To protect yourself, it is important that you follow some simple safety rules. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has lots of advice and information, for example:

It’s important to be aware of illegal attempts to obtain your personal information in order to steal passwords, data or money. The most common risks are:

  • Hacking
  • Phishing emails - if you receive a suspicious ‘phishing’ email, you can ‘forward’ them to and the NCSC will investigate
  • Malicious software

Resources, advice and guidance

There are lots of websites offering advice and support to help you stay safe online:

You can also get expert advice and guidance on children/student online safety from: