“Get Safe Online campaign”


Do you overshare information that would be better kept private or more discreet?  Once it’s online, it’s online, so it could be shared even after you’ve deleted it. Think before you post comments or photos that you might regret later. And remember that employers look at social media too.


Check your social media privacy settings to make sure only those you want to can see your profile and posts.


Not everybody who wants to connect with you on social media is who they say they are. Do some research, and accept requests with care.


Splashing pics of your hotel pool on holiday usually means your home is empty, and insurers may not pay out for resulting burglaries. Think before you post.


Protecting your kids from problems on social media is a number one priority.


Fake news, offers, freebies, goods, holidays and profiles are commonplace on social media. Make sure you can tell the difference between fake and real.


If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, report it to @actionfrauduk at www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. l