Monday, November 12, 2007

Get Safe Online Awareness Week

Get Safe Online is a cracking site full of useful information in language that we can all understand, it’s the site I recommend to friends and colleagues who aren’t exactly computer nuts like me. The site is sponsored by the UK Government and various industry partners including Microsoft.

Unfortunately it also seems to be one of the best kept secrets on the internet. I very rarely see links to the site in my travels and certainly see very little about it in other types of media.

Hopefully this will change soon. The BBC ran a story today about the risks of identity theft and fraud when using social networking sites and Get Safe Online was heavily featured in the article.

This week is Get Safe Online Awareness week and the Get Safe Online campaign will be travelling around the country offering independent, expert advice on how you can stay safe and secure when using the internet.

  • Tuesday 13th November - Bristol & Edinburgh
  • Wednesday 14th November - Cardiff & Newcastle
  • Thursday 15th November - Birmingham & Manchester

If you have a web site or a blog then why not share a link?  The site will provide banners and script snippets in their supporters kit and they will also link to your site.. and as we all know… Google loves links!!! Get Safe Online Link information here.