We are currently developing this section to help everyone stay safe online – ( Page updated 11am 3/4/15 )
A variety of good information can be found within the below websites-
HM Government Cyber Streetwise campaign – Click here
CEOP- Child exploitation online protection – Click here.
The CEOP button is now available on most pages of this website.
Get safe online – Click here
Childline – Click here
Go-On UK advice – Click here
UK Safer Internet Centre – Click here
Anti Bullying Alliance – Click here
Beat Bullying – Click here
Internet Matters – Click here
City of London Police advice – Click here
Learn my way – Click here (Please use centre code 3451861 when prompted)
Share but take care- BBC Webwise – Click here
Get safe online.org – Click here
Twitter help centre advice – Click here
Creating a safe online password – Which – Click here
Advert Choice – Click here
*Check out our twitter feed (on the right of this page) which is updated every day, including information about staying safe online, you do not have to have a twitter account to access the info, but you can follow us on @NCDNetwork if you do.*
Beware of websites that may not be what you are looking for including Government sites – Please see one example from HM Passport office – Click here
Copycat websites – Information from MoneysavingExpert.com –Click here
Fraud Victim ?
If you believe you may have fallen victim to a fraud you can contact Action Fraud for advice – Click here
There are a variety of free programmes designed to give users some protection.
(Be careful with any downloads you place on your computer for obvious reasons, and also be careful you do not accidently become diverted to a fee paying product).
Google Chrome is said by many to be a safer internet browser.
AVG Free – Anti Virus.
Avast Free – Anti Virus
Kaspersky (Free to Barclays Bank customers).- Anti Virus.
Sophos Free Anti Virus for Mac
BT Broadband Online protection Free to BT Customers on certain contracts.
Sky Broadband Free to Sky Broadband Customers – Check conditions.
Virgin media – Online protection – Check conditions
Spybot Free – Anti spy product.
C Cleaner Free -Cleans & improves computer performance.
Hudle Anti Theft & Virus information from BT. (Many of the products are available on other tablets)
Antivirus software isn’t the only protection your computer needs. If you don’t have a firewall, you’re leaving all your files and sensitive information vulnerable. One way it has been Described is as follows-
Antivirus = the border patrol checking what’s allowed in.
Firewall = the fence stopping it getting there in the first place.
*Some people may get free downloadable support which is otherwise usually paid for but free as part of a service they subscribe to e.g Bank accounts/ Internet service providers / insurance companies.
Control panel settings incl system & security –Click here
* NCDN provides the above external links for information purposes only as these are commonly used products, but readers have to make their own decisions regarding downloading these or other items ,all downloads will take up space on your computer systems*
Do you or someone else need some free digital help ?
Or would you like to help someone get online ?
Check out our Digital inclusion section – Click here