Protecting Yourself

Protecting Yourself

Using computers and similar devices to go online has made everyday activities such as shopping, banking, paying bills and keeping in touch fast and easy … anytime, anywhere. There are, however, a number of risks associated with going online – some general and some specific to the respective activities that you carry out.

There are a number of sensible and simple measures which you need to take in order to protect yourself against these risks, which include identity theft, criminals stealing your personal and financial data to defraud you or empty your bank account. The precautions are as simple as choosing safe passwords and ensuring you have adequate antivirus/antispyware installed, to learning how to distinguish between genuine and fraudulent websites and emails.

Accepting Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions are legally binding. Make sure you read them.


Learn about the many types of online fraud and how to spot them.

Online Gaming

Online gaming is growing in popularity. Make sure you do it safely.


Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.

Safeguarding Identity

Your identity is precious. Keep it that way with a few simple precautions.

Spam & Scam email

A few simple rules about dealing with spam and scam emails.


Computer Use in Public Places

Using computers, smartphones or tablets in public places safely.



Job Searching

Advice on how to keep your online job hunting safe and secure.




Choosing and using passwords correctly is very important.


Safe Property Rental

Sound advice on staying safe - whether you’re a landlord or a tenant.

Searching the Internet

Search the Internet safely with our simple advice.

Viruses & Spyware

A basic understanding of computer viruses and spyware.