Talking to kids about online safety is a difficult undertaking for many adults, and making the lessons stick is even harder. To that end, Google has launched a new program called Be Internet Awesome, which includes:
- An online video game called Interland
- A classroom curriculum
- A YouTube video series
The game and learning materials are aimed at children that are between 8 and 11. Interland can be played on any of the major browsers. It leads the player through several floating islands where the challenges and puzzles they should complete will teach them about several aspects of online safety: how to choose which information to share with whom, how to choose good passwords, how to deal with online bullies, how to spot scams.
Source: Google game teaches kids about online safety – Help Net Security
Thieves are using radio jammers to steal from cars parked at motorway service stations, police warn.
Thames Valley Police said the transmitters could be used to “interrupt” signals from remote keys, preventing vehicles from being locked properly.
The force said 14 recent thefts from lorries, vans and cars with “no obvious sign of a break-in” had been reported.
It advised motorists to check vehicles before leaving them unattended.
Source: Service station thieves ‘using car key jammers’ – BBC News
The internet is a fantastic resource for people searching for that special something for friends, family and loved ones in the run up to Christmas but it also presents opportunities for fraudsters to set up scams.
Source: Warwickshire Police – Online shopping?
Tempted to upgrade your old iPhone to a brand new iPhone 7? Learn what safety steps you should take before selling your old device. Via award winning cyber security expert Graham Cluley.
Source: Want the iPhone 7? Make sure you sell your old phone safely!
A recent report by the National Audit Office found that from 2014 to 2015, the UK government allocated £20m to help improve the public’s knowledge of crime carried out on the internet. Yet despite the…
Source: Most UK Adults Do Not Know Where To Look For Cybercrime Advice – Global Dating Insights
Email accounts often contain a lot of personal information, making them a valuable target for hackers and cyber criminals. Make sure yours is protected. Advice from Action Fraud
Source: How to protect your email account from hackers
It has emerged that the local government budget for policing rogue traders has fallen to just £1.99 a year per citizen
Source: Trading standards institute: consumers are no longer protected | Money | The Guardian
Apple has just released iOS 9.3.4, the latest versions of its mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad users, and owners of the devices are recommended to upgrade… #apple #ios934securityhole
Source: iOS 9.3.4 released, fixing critical security hole. Update now – HOTforSecurity
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Source: Spam And Scam Email | Get Safe Online
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Source: Clone firms and individuals | FCA