Digital Content and Online Safety

The digital world presents us with a wealth of opportunities but it also provides a space for criminal and malicious activity. With more of us relying on digital technology to work, communicate and consume content, it’s more important than ever that you protect yourself and your family online

Accessing illegal content is not only breaking the law but leaves you and your family at risk from malware, viruses, ransomware, scams and fraud.

We always urge consumers to stay away from devices or services that offer you ways to dodge paying subscriptions for premium pay-for-view TV, films or sport. As the old saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is.

If you want to enjoy premium TV, such as Sky, BT Sport or Virgin Media, go directly to the official provider.

You can find out where to watch upcoming football fixtures safely and legally on the Premier League website.

Remember: stay safe and legal – it’s not worth the risk.

There are some great websites available to help you stay safe online and signpost you to legitimate content.

Childnet
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. This website aims to keep parents and teachers well-informed about copyright and how digital content can be enjoyed safely and legally online or via a mobile device.

FindAnyFilm.com
FindAnyFilm.com is one of the UK’s leading websites for film fans looking to watch, buy, download or rent great films. Whatever film you’re looking for, in whatever format suits you, Findanyfilm.com aims to show where you can find it (and how much it costs), from cinema, Blu-ray, DVD and TV, to legitimate download and streaming services.

Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety. This website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobile devices, and your business, against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. Every conceivable topic is included on the site – including safe online shopping, gaming and dating, so now you really can stay safe with everything you do online.

Cyber Aware
Cyber Aware provides Government advice on adopting simple secure online behaviours to help protect accounts and devices from cyber criminals. The advice includes using strong passwords made up of three random words and always downloading the latest software.

UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations: SWGfL, Childnet International and Internet Watch Foundation with one mission – to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.

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