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Get Safe Online at the Cumberland Show

Cyber safety organisation Get Safe Online (GSO) are attending Cumberland Show 2022 to provide internet protection tips to show-goers.

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, funds Get Safe Online to put on various events and provide presentations around the county to raise awareness on the simple steps everyone can make to help keep themselves safe online

The GSO team will be looking to help anyone who is worried about their online security or just looking for some tips and tricks to help protect their family. The team will be offering free, friendly, practical one-to-one advice, leaflets filled with tips and advice on how to stay safe online as well as the ever popular, free glitter tattoos on the stand throughout the day.

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, said: “Many of us have some form of online presence whether through social media or online banking, therefore it’s important that we all know how to protect ourselves on the internet.

“Get Safe Online is a fantastic organisation with a dedicated team who can really help the public learn more about online safety and how to protect themselves and their families to reduce the risk of being targeted by criminals.

“Cyber crime can be difficult to police as criminals can target their victims from anywhere in the world, making it an international issue so prevention really is key.

“I would urge everyone attending Cumberland Show to visit the Get Safe Online stall to learn more about how to protect yourself but if you can’t make it, please visit their website at www.getsafeonline.org.

“If you have been the victim on a cyber crime, please report it to the Police on 101 and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.”

Tony Neate, CEO at Get Safe Online added: “We are delighted to be working with Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner for our fifth year and glad that we can once again provide our support at this year’s Cumberland show.

“The internet is an amazing place, but it is important that we all use it as safely as we can. If you’re at the show, come and chat to our team of experts who can help you with all of your online safety questions – it’s better to be safe than sorry.”

The Cumberland Show takes place on Saturday 11 June 2022 from 8am – 6pm.

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