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Free training offered to public and businesses on how to protect themselves online

Get Safe Online are offering a free training session to the public on how to best protect their businesses, children, and themselves online. The training will take place on Tuesday 18th May 2021 between 6pm and 7.30pm over Microsoft Teams to comply with COVID-19 regulations.

The webinar will cover:

  • The five key routes into your home.
  • Online threats – we are going to look at what the threats and scams are and how you can reduce the risk of becoming a target.
  • The Basics – let’s keep it simple and easy to understand.
  • Keeping your identity safe – what do you put online and how this could put you at risk.
  • Children online.
  • Advice & Support – access further help and support for residents at risk.

Anyone interested in taking part in the training session, please contact commissioner@cumbria-pcc.gov.uk or call 01768 217734. An email address will be needed to access the link to the training session. If you have any questions that you would like covered, please include it in your email or phone call.

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, who funds Get Safe Online in Cumbria, said: “Technology is constantly advancing so it is essential that we all know how to best protect ourselves when we are online.

“Cyber criminals are experts in gaining the trust of members of the public and exploiting this trust for financial or even sexual gain.

“It’s imperative that we all know how to spot the signs of scams and fraud so that, if we are targeted, we can protect ourselves, our children, our parents and even our businesses from online criminals.

“The Get Safe Online training is an excellent opportunity for everyone to get even more knowledge about how to navigate the internet safely and put deterrents in place to discourage perpetrators.

“I would urge everyone to sign-up for this training – it really is beneficial to everyone involved and together we can put a stop to cyber crime.”

Tony Neate, CEO at Get Safe Online, said: “At Get Safe Online we’re true fans of the internet, but also aware of the type of problems people face from people like fraudsters and abusers.

“After all, that’s our job.

“Our engaging training sessions are led by a team of passionate experts and are a great way to understand how to protect yourself, your family and your online devices.

“If you’d like to learn more simply visit www.getsafeonline.org. ”

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