Oct 3, 2012

Bottesford NHW Alert: Get Safe Online Week

It’s just over a month now until Get Safe Online Week, which will run from 22nd – 26th October.  The Week is organised by Get Safe Online, an organisation which provides unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.  You can read more about them at www.getsafeonline.org

Get Safe Online wants everyone to ‘Click &Tell’ - that is to check out the advice on their website, pick up a few online safety tips and pass them on to friends, family, colleagues, neighbours or even strangers who may benefit from the advice. 

Almost everyone has fallen for some kind of online scam or fraud at some time, no matter how experienced they are at IT and using the internet.  Yet lots of people don’t want to admit it because they feel a bit embarrassed.  As part of Get Safe Online Week, we would like to encourage our members to share their experiences anonymously, and also share hints and tips about how people can stay safe.  We hope to circulate these during the Week so that you can read about the experiences of other Neighbourhood and Home Watch members and see how they keep safe online.   

If you would like to share your story, email enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk and title your email ‘Get Safe Online Week’.  Your story will only be shared anonymously – your name or details will not be published anywhere or passed on without your permission.   

If you don’t mind sharing your details with Get Safe Online, they are collecting case studies and you can submit yours at www.getsafeonline.org/share-your-story (please note that NHWN will not share your story with Get Safe Online – you can choose to submit to their website if you wish). 

You can also download a ‘Click & Tell’ leaflet from : www.ourwatch.org.uk/resource_centre/document_library/click_and_tell_leaflet 

For more information, go to: http://clickandtell.getsafeonline.org 

Circulated by:

John Shilton

Principal Coordinator
Bottesford Parish Neighbourhood Watch
Mob: 0772 5636626

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