Staying safe online

Find advice and support to help you, your family or business stay safe online.

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:


3 Events and training

To book onto our events, visit Eventbrite and search 'Staying Safe Online'.

Book an awareness event by emailing

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.

Parent/carer sessions: Read left to right for date/time, venue and booking information.
Date/time Venue Booking information
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
Last updated:
15 January 2020
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