Leicestershire Police’s Cyber Crime Unit holding cyber safety webinars next week

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 5 February 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE POLICE’S Cyber Crime Unit are set to host two free virtual online webinars next week.


Residents from Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland are all invited to take part in the online seminars held by the Police next week, to help them become safer online, as cybercrime and fraud continue to rise.

The first of the two sessions will take place on Tuesday 9 February on Safer Internet Day, from 6:30pm until 8pm – the second session will be held two days after (11 February) from 3.30pm until 5.30pm.

It is hoped that the sessions will ‘raise cyber awareness and resilience’, to help everyone in attendance become safer online.

The sessions will teach virtual attendees how to protect themselves from cyber criminals, by showing them how to protect their online accounts, use social media safely, shop and bank on the internet, help keep children safe online, and understand more about fraud and scams.

Virtual attendees for the webinar will see the following topics covered:

  • Device safety and protection 
  • Password Guidance and account security 
  • Protecting your personal information 
  • Using social media safely 
  • Risks of free or public Wi-Fi 
  • Social engineering and phishing emails/texts 
  • Telephone and letterbox scams 
  • Where to report 
  • Safe online shopping and online banking
  • Keeping youngsters safe online – advice on home-schooling 
  • Safer Internet Day – using tech responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively 
  • Signposting to further sources of support and resources 

There will be enough advice to help parents, youngsters, and grandparents, to help them stay safe.

How to virtually attend

Those interested in attending the webinars can do so by registering and booking through event website Eventbrite.

The link to the register for the Internet Safety Day (9 February) session has been linked here, and registration information for the 11 February session has been attached here.

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