Online safety

75% of internet users are concerned about online scams, fraud and phishing.

Online safety is central to what being ‘digitally included’ means and this is confirmed in the Ofcom Online Experiences Tracker.

It is especially important for people who are new or limited users of the internet - often older people, and working-age adults with low educational attainment and low incomes, and those in vulnerable situations.

These resources will help you guide people through the basics of online safety and dealing with scams.

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  • Example session plan: safety and security online

    This example session plan suggests a 1 hour, blended learning session, incorporating topics from Learn My Way and offline activities. You can use it as it is, adapt it to your own needs or use it as a template for your own sessions.

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  • NSPCC: keeping children safe online

    Advice to help people learn about staying safe online as a family.

  • UK Safer Internet Centre

    Helping children and young people stay safe online.

  • Age UK: staying safe online

    Online scams are common, but you can protect yourself by knowing what to look out for, and what to do if you suspect a scam.

  • Internet Matters: helping parents keep their children safe online

    Discover the knowledge and tools you'll need to help your children safely and confidently explore the digital world.‚Äč

  • Get Safe Online

    Unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety

  • Money saving expert: free antivirus software (PC/Mac)

    A rundown of the best free antivirus and free internet security software.