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 while using the internet:

Children

Almost all of us are likely to be spending more time online at the moment, including children. 

The Government has produced some guidance for parent and carers to keep children safe online. This outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.

3 Events and training

Staying Safe Online Children’s Digital World - The good, The bad and the in-between.

Are you concerned about your child’s online safety and their online habits? Would you like to know more about how to keep them safer online? Our partners Get Safe Online are offering a free webinar aimed at parents and carers giving invaluable tips and advice on online safety.

Digital dangers and keeping yourself safe online

Whether you are new to using internet enabled devices or you already do and feel pretty tech savvy, this webinar is for you! Join to learn more about how to stay safe online, the risks, benefits, and top practical tips you can implement to be more secure.

Working together to keep your business safe online

This webinar will provide good security habits to businesses and employees to protect your infrastructure from the inside.

The webinar aims to increase awareness of the techniques used by criminals and the means which individuals can use to protect themselves both at home and at work.

Book an awareness event by emailing cswb.bookings@westsussex.gov.uk.

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:
27 November 2020
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