Think First, It's Real Cyber crime

Everything that connects to the internet is linked together.

What do you use which connects to the internet?

What connects to the internet?

  • Laptop/ computer
  • Mobile phone
  • Tablet
  • Games console
  • Smart TV
  • Smart speakers


What do you use the internet for?

  • Social media - Facebook, Instagram, twitter, snapchat
  • Keeping in contact with friends and family
  • Gaming
  • Shopping
  • Banking

Social media

Social media can be great fun and a fantastic way to keep in touch and share things with friends and family but there are a few things you need to remember to keep yourself safe.

Using Social Media

  • Only accept friend requests of people you know
  • If you aren't sure or feel uncomfortable tell someone you trust and block them
  • Password protect your account
  • Be careful what you share online, don't reveal personal sensitive information like your home address, financial information or phone number

Everything you put online can be seen by anyone IT IS NOT PRIVATE

Your personal information is valuable to criminals

Criminals can use your financial information to buy things with your money without your consent.

They can even pretend to be you online!

This could have real life consequences.

Sometimes we have to give out our personal information on the internet for example: Full name, address, bank details, phone number

We need to give companies this to be able to buy things online.

Before buying anything online make sure the web page starts with https://

This means the website is safe.

If you are unsure THINK FIRST ask someone before giving your details

Only share images online which you would be happy for EVERYONE to see.

Even in a private message. Images can be saved and shared all around the world

Would you say that to my face?

If the answer is no, don't say it online either.

What is a catfish?

A cat fish is when a person pretends to be someone they are not online

How do you spot a cat fish?

If someone is pretending to be someone else online they might:

Refuse to video chat with you

Refuse to speak to you on the phone

Refuse to meet up with you on person

If you think you have been tricked by a scam contact action fraud by calling:

0300 123 2040


Zoom has become a really popular way for people to chat with friends, it is important you know how to use it safely

How to set up a zoom meeting with friends

Click on sign in

Enter your email and password, then sign in

Click schedule

Set the chat topic

set the date and time then the chat duration ( less then 40mins is free)

ensure the chat requires a password

check advanced options, waiting room should be enabled

Email the zoom schedule meeting link to your friends

Never share this link on social media, only send it to people you know

What makes a good password?

8 characters long

Lower case and upper case letters



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