Valentine’s day will soon be here, for some it’s a day for celebrating the love they share, for others it marks a day of hope in the search for that special someone. It’s estimated that in the UK alone last year over £980 million were spent by consumers on Valentine’s cards and gifts, that figure is set to rise again this year. It’s not only big business for retailers, for cyber criminals it is yet another celebratory date in the calendar which they seek to exploit. Valentine’s Day scams are by no means a new phenomena, the 2000 “I Love You” worm went on to infect 50 million users.
Going online is part of our daily routine for most of us, checking social media, keeping up with the news on the commute to work, ordering our weekly grocery shop, emails, banking, the list goes on. How many of us actually stop and think about our security online – if what we are doing is safe, secure and not putting ourselves or our bank balance at risk?
A lot of posts out there about online dating safety are aimed at women. It’s important that anyone who’s online dating has an awareness of how to stay safe for example common guidelines to follow and the risks associated with online dating, as they are applicable to both sexes and regardless of sexual preference. Continue reading “Online Dating Safety – Risks And How To Improve Your Safety.”
What is E-Safety?
E-safety, internet safety, online safety, web safety, call it whatever you will is all about the safe and responsible use of technology like the internet, text messages, emails, gaming consoles etc. It is especially important for parents to help keep children stay safe online as they are the most vulnerable. It encompasses both electronic security and safety and also online behaviour and etiquette. Continue reading “Stay Safe Online – Helping Your Child With E-Safety”