Warwickshire Internet Safety Survey

WPCC logoWarwickshire_County_Council_logoWelcome to the Warwickshire Internet Safety Survey. This survey aims to collate a detailed profile of the threats online and their effects on those who live and/or work in Warwickshire. County-wide, we aim to discover: the level of under-reporting of online related crime; the level of knowledge around how to prevent online related crime; and the level of knowledge on how to report an online related crime.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey, the closing date for responses is Tuesday 5th May:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VJZ86K7

Please click below to view the press release from Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

Press release

Top 10 tips to stay safe online:

  1. Make sure your computer has up-to-date internet security software, switched on.
  2. Don’t reveal personal information on social networking sites.
  3. Regularly backup the data on your computer and smartphone/tablet.
  4. Never reveal your password or PIN when asked to do so by email or on the phone.
  5. Make sure your wireless network is secure at all times.
  6. Be careful who you are selling to and buying from on auction sites.
  7. Choose strong passwords, change them regularly and don’t tell anybody what they are.
  8. When shopping, paying or banking online, always make sure the website is secure.
  9. Always download the latest software and operating system updates when prompted.
  10. Remember your smartphone is also a target for viruses and spyware.

For further information about staying safe online or reporting internet related crime:

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

https://www.getsafeonline.org/

http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/tradingstandards

https://apps.warwickshire.gov.uk/api/documents/WCCC-859-93

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About Warwickshire Observatory
Warwickshire County Council's home for information and intelligence about Warwickshire and its people.

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