1 What we do
We are an integral part of the Community Safety & Wellbeing Team within West Sussex County Council. We raise online safety awareness amongst our communities and professionals across West Sussex.
We run many events, offering different packages, giving top tips and advice to help you stay safe when you’re online.
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2 Online safety advice
Many people have concerns about using the internet, however, there are practical steps you can take to use it safely.
Below are resources which offer advice on how to remain safe whilst using the internet:
- Creating a strong password
- Software and app updates
- Software attacks and internet security software
- Keeping your mobile device safe and secure
- Advice on apps and how to use them safely
- Scam emails and email security
- Keeping safe while browsing the internet
- Backing up your device to prevent loss of data
3 Events and training
To book onto our events, visit Eventbrite and search 'Staying Safe Online'.
Book an awareness event by emailing email@example.com.
In support of Safer Internet day, which takes place on Tuesday 11 February 2020, we are running the 'Digital online safety awareness' sessions for parents/carers below across the county.
|Tuesday 4 February 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Ashurst Wood Primary School, School Lane, Ashurstwood, East Grinstead, RH19 3QW||Register for your free tickets.|
|Monday 10 February 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Lyndhurst Infant School, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, BN11 2DG||Register for your free tickets.|
|Wednesday 12 February 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Upper Beeding Primary School, School Road, Upper Beeding, BN44 3HY||Register for your free tickets.|
|Tuesday 18 February 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Imberhorne School, East Grinstead RH19 1QY||Register for your free tickets.|
|Monday 24 February 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||West Park School, Marlborough Road, Worthing, BN12 4HD||Register for your free tickets.|
|Thursday 27 February 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Felpham Community College, Felpham Way, Bognor Regis, PO22 8EL||Register for your free tickets.|
|Tuesday 10 March 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Maidenbower Infant School, 7 Harvest Road, Crawley, RH10 7RA||Register for your free tickets.|
|Thursday 12 March 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Comptons Lane, Horsham, RH13 5NW||Register for your free tickets.|
|Monday 16 March 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Ormiston Six Villages Academy, Lime Avenue, Westgate, Chichester, PO20 3UE||Register for your free tickets.|
|Tuesday 17 March 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Bishop Luffa School, Westgate, Chichester, PO19 3HP||Register for your free tickets.|
|Thursday 19 March 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Bolney CofE Primary School, Church Lane, Twineham, RH17 5QP||Register for your free tickets.|
|Monday 23 March 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Oriel High School, Maidenbower Lane, Crawley, RH10 7XW||Register for your free tickets.|
|Thursday 7 May 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm||Chichester High School, Kingsham Road, PO19 8EB||Register for your free tickets.|
4 Report online crime
If you or your business become a victim of cybercrime you can report it to Action Fraud.
If you suspect that a child or young person has been, or is being, groomed or exploited this must be shared with one of the agencies below:
- Police: 101 or in an emergency 999
- West Sussex Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 01403 229900
- NSPCC Online Safety helpline: 08088 005002