Are you concerned about your safety online?

Do you worry about falling victim to a scam? Not sure how to tell if a website is legitimate when looking at last minute holidays? Want to make sure that your children are safe spending more time online over the summer break?

 

Cumbria’s Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (DPFCC), Mike Johnson, is hosting a cyber-safety Facebook ‘live’ with Get Safe Online CEO, Tony Neate for anyone who has concerns or questions regarding their online safety.

 

The DPFCC and Tony Neate will be available to answer questions on a dedicated Facebook post or via email on Wednesday 21 June between 1pm – 3pm. Anyone who wishes to submit a question or concern can do so at commissioner@cumbria-pcc.gov.uk, call the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner on 01768 217734 or on the dedicated Facebook post on the day on the Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Facebook page.

 

Speaking on the event, DPFCC Mike Johnson, said: “Cyber-criminals are continuously advancing and improving with technology and making it more difficult for the public to recognise that they are being defrauded or targeted.

 

“It can also be incredibly difficult to prosecute these criminals as they can target victims from anywhere in the world.

 

“This is why education and prevention are so important and why I commission Get Safe Online to provide training, tips, and advice in Cumbria.

 

“This Facebook ‘live’ will give people the chance to ask questions and receive an answer in real time. Tony is an expert in cyber safety and can answer any questions people have regarding their own or their children’s safety online.

 

“I would urge anyone who has a cyber-safety concern to email or call my office and keep an eye out for their answer on the 21st between 1pm – 3pm.

 

“If anyone has already been affected by a cyber-crime, please report it to the Police on 101 or to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.”

 

Tony Neate, CEO at Get Safe Online said, “The internet is an amazing place providing us with convenience, communication and many other wonderful benefits. However, like so many other things in our life, it is important that we use it securely, safely and with confidence.

 

“This Wednesday, I am delighted to join Cumbria’s Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for a Facebook Live and look forward to answering all your questions as regards online safety. I hope we can help!”

 

In an emergency call the Police on 999

For non-emergency enquiries call 101 or contact www.cumbria.police.uk or call 101


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