The use of the internet is now a part of our everyday lives, and we want to make sure that however you use the web you remain secure and avoid any pitfalls or risks that are out there.
We use our force website and social media channels around the clock to provide information, advice, share appeals, ask for assistance, or just to say thank you for your help with the work we do serving our communities to make them safer and stronger.
We want you to be aware of any current local, regional, and nationwide internet safety campaigns, and there are a number of other online resources that we and our partner agencies provide where you can get advice about some of the main online threats to look out for.
Some helpful links are listed below. We’d recommend that you take some time to click on the links and make yourself familiar with any information you might need.
There is plenty there that covers a lot of topics.
As always, we will continue to provide reminders and advice about keeping safe online, but we would like to encourage you to use the material that’s already available if you need any tips or have any questions.
We also want you to continue to share the information we put out online day-to-day through your own social media accounts and between each other. That way our messages can reach a much wider audience.
We’re better when we work together.
A good starting point is our own website:
(A couple of very handy and quick reference tools on our website are the ‘Little Leaflet of Cyber Mistakes’ and ‘Little Book of Cyber Scams’.)
https://www.getsafeonline.org/ - Unbiased, easy to understand, factual information site about online safety.
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ - UK’s national fraud and Cyber Crime reporting centre.
https://www.hbrf.co.uk/- Humber Business Resilience Forum. Business-orientated advice website.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/- Interactive website aimed at children from 5 years old and above (and adults) from CEOP.
https://www.iwf.org.uk/ - Internet Watch Foundation to try eliminate child sexual abuse imagery online.
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/# - NSPCC & O2 guide to Apps, social networks, games and software that children may use.
http://www.cyberaware.gov.uk/ - HM Government’s Cyber Aware website.
https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/ - National Cyber Security Centre. Part of GCHQ.
https://www.nomoreransom.org/en/index.html- Advice on Ransomware.
https://haveibeenpwned.com/ - free resource to check if an account has been compromised in a data breach.