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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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Police and pupils talk cyberbullying in Buxton

Police and pupils talk cyberbullying in Buxton
Description
A Safer Neighbourhood officer has gone back to class to talk all things cyberbullying with pupils in Buxton.
Date:
08/03/2017

Safety advice after identity theft was rated as top online concern by Derbyshire residents

Safety advice after identity theft was rated as top online concern by Derbyshire residents
Description
We are offering advice to help you to protect your personal details from fraudsters after identity theft was rated as a top online safety concern.
Date:
23/02/2017

Government urges people in the East Midlands to take cyber security as seriously as home security

Government urges people in the East Midlands to take cyber security as seriously as home security
Description
People in the East Midlands are not applying the same level of security online as offline despite the increased risk, according to new statistics out today from Government cyber security campaign, Cyber Aware.
Date:
22/02/2017

PCSO heads back to class for Safer Internet Day

PCSO heads back to class for Safer Internet Day
Description
A Safer Neighbourhood officer has gone back to class as part of Safer Internet Day.
Date:
13/02/2017

Theatre show brings internet safety and cyber bullying into the spotlight for youngsters in Chesterfield

Theatre show brings internet safety and cyber bullying into the spotlight for youngsters in Chesterfield
Description
Internet safety and cyber bullying are being brought into the spotlight for youngsters as an educational theatre show tours 23 primary schools in the Chesterfield area.
Date:
10/02/2017
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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


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.