Cyber Safe

Cyber Safe

Keeping Staffordshire Communities Cyber Safe

Become a Cyber Champion

Introducing a cyber champion initiative within your workplace will not only raise awareness to cyber safety and security but it will also reduce the likelihood of data breaches and ransomware attacks.

Once you have completed the training, use our template to implement your own cyber champions policy within your workplace and keep up to date with essential cyber safe information.

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So, what is Cyber Crime?

Cyber crime is a crime such as fraud, bullying, theft or grooming that is committed online (on the internet) using a device that can access the web, such as smartphones, tablets or other devices. Cyber crime also includes crimes against your computer or device such as contaminating or corrupting it with viruses or taking-over your social media profile, email account or your website.

Remember, what is illegal offline is illegal online.

Cyber Crime in Staffordshire

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Arnold has unveiled a ground-breaking survey into the true state of cyber crime in Staffordshire.

Mrs Arnold, who has spearheaded work to show the true extent of the cyber crime epidemic and the victims it leaves in its wake, said the survey, the first of its kind to be carried out in the county, shows the level of crime identified is actually just the tip of the iceberg.

This survey shows the number of crimes is at least double the amount Staffordshire Police is currently aware of and that is shocking, because we know the majority of cyber crime is still unreported by individuals and businesses,’ she said.

View the survey by clicking here

Child abuse is happening now

It is crucial that everyone knows the signs of child sexual exploitation and how to report it. Do you know the signs?

Safety

Don’t give out information like your address, email address or phone number.

Meeting

Don’t meet with someone you’ve talked to online – how do you really know they are who they are?

Accepting

Don’t accept messages or images from people you don’t know – they could be anything including ‘sexts’ or viruses.

Reliable

How do you really know who you’re talking to online? Always check who you’re talking to is who they say they are.

Tell

Make sure you tell someone you trust if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable.

Child Sexual Exploitation wrecks lives, but it’s not an easy thing to spot – unless you know what to look for. It’s important to know the signs because victims of sexual exploitation are unlikely to tell anyone.

Offenders are highly manipulative: they can use violence and fear, blackmail or make the child feel guilty, worthless or that they’ve got no choice. They are skilled at targeting and grooming young people. Some people don’t report exploitation because they think it’s okay. It’s not okay – and it’s everyone’s responsibility to help prevent it.

It is crucial that everyone knows the signs of child sexual exploitation and how to report it. Do you know the signs?

Documents

For more information please visit the Staffordshire Police Website
For more information on online safety, visit the Councelling Directory website
For more information on the signs of child abuse, visit the Know About Abuse website