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People urged to get safe online

Posted on 20th October 2014

Police in Derbyshire are supporting a national campaign to help people stay safe online.

Get Safe Online is all about how people can protect themselves from cyber criminals. It’s an educational website dedicated to protecting people from harm on the internet, by providing easy-to-understand information about online security.

Chief Inspector Phil Cox, from the Crime Support Unit at Derbyshire Constabulary, said: “With the number of computer and internet users constantly increasing, more and more people are becoming victims of online cybercrime, such as fraud, harassment and child exploitation.

“By taking a few simple safety precautions you can help to protect yourself from becoming a victim.  As internet users or parents of internet users, we all have a responsibility to learn more about the online world to help protect ourselves, our businesses and those around us who we love.”

For advice and top tips about staying safe online visit www.getsafeonline.org|

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.