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Whether you are checking your emails on the go, updating your Facebook status, online banking or chatting to your friends on webcam, technology plays a big part in our everyday lives so it is important to stay safe.

That is why we have created this cybercrime and fraud hub where you can find helpful information and advice around protecting yourself both online and in the real world.

Here you will find support on a range of topics from social media security, cyber bullying, child sexual exploitation and online fraud.

 

 

 
 

 

 

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Derby widow's warning after handing over £3,500 to online romance fraud conman

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A pensioner from Derby who paid £3,500 to a romance fraudster has warned others to be wary of online conmen.
Date:
14/02/2019

Online safety advice top topic as the High Peak Youth Engagement Team visit local schools

Online safety advice top topic as the High Peak Youth Engagement Team visit local schools
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Young people and their parents are being reminded about online safety as the High Peak Youth Engagement Team visit schools across the area.
Date:
14/02/2019

Online bullying and the dangers of social media are brought to life in a theatre show at Derbyshire Dales secondary schools

Online bullying and the dangers of social media are brought to life in a theatre show at Derbyshire Dales secondary schools
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Online bullying, grooming and the dangers of social media are being brought to life in a thought provoking theatre show for students at secondary schools in the Derbyshire Dales.
Date:
11/02/2019

Got new tech? Make sure it is secure!

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Received a new mobile devices, games consoles or wearable tech this Christmas? Then you need to make sure it is secure!
Date:
07/01/2019

Neighbourhood Watch coordinators lined up for training to help them keep children safe online

Neighbourhood Watch coordinators lined up for training to help them keep children safe online
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Neighbourhood Watch coordinators in Derbyshire now have the opportunity to boost their members knowledge of cyber safety and keeping children safe online.
Date:
12/11/2018
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Videos

Get Safe Online

GetSafeOnline.org have created the following video to highlight how our phones - and subsequently our personal information - can be hacked into.

NCA Video - #CyberChoices

The video below, produced by the NCA, uses a clever blend of humour and seriousness to highlight their message. It shows two overly naïve parents talking about their son’s skills with a computer without knowing exactly what they’re talking about, or, more crucially, what their son has actually been up to.

Money Muling

What is 'Money Muling'? Watch this short video to find out and get advice on how to avoid such scams.

Romance Fraud

Romance fraud is an ever-increasing scam, with Action Fraud receiving an average of one dating fraud reported every 3 hours. Read more here and watch the video below.

Useful links and contacts

Derbyshire Victim Services & Got Your Back (Young Victims Service) - call on 0800 612 6505; text “CORE” to 82055 - www.derbyshirecore.org

Childline - Call on 0800 1111

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – Call on 0870 000 3344 or contact via the online form - http://ceop.police.uk/contact-us

Crimestoppers – https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

Cyber Essentials - www.cyberessentials.org

Cyber Aware - www.cyberaware.gov.uk

Derbyshire Safe Guarding Children Board – Call on 01629 535716 or visit the website http://www.derbyshirescb.org.uk/

Digital Stalking - www.digital-stalking.com

Fearless - https://fearless.org/cyber-crime

Get Safe Online - https://www.getsafeonline.org/

National Stalking Helpline – Call on 0808 802 0300 or e-mail the Helpline at advice@stalkinghelpline.org

NSPCC Helpline – Call on 0800 800 500

Think U Know – http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Think Jessica - http://www.thinkjessica.com

 

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