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.
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:
- 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
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
To book onto our events, visit Eventbrite and search 'Staying Safe Online'.
Book an awareness event by emailing email@example.com.
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