Online Safety – the risks are increasing, are you taking steps to stay safe?

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For many years now we have been reading alarming headlines about online safety and well-being.

On Internet Safety Day this year the BBC disseminated that one in five 10-12 year olds with a social media account has been bullied online; The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau revealed that online scams lost victims across the country £670 million over a year, and there are likely to be many more unreported scams; Experts say that those participating in online dating are contending with one in ten profiles not being real people, but scammers; In a Get Safe Online survey of 2,075, over half have been a victim of online fraud, but only 32 per cent reported the crime.

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