Cybercrime

Cybercrime is any crime that involves a computer, the internet or related technology.

Many traditional crimes are now committed online. Basically if the behaviour is unacceptable offline, it is also unacceptable online.

Examples of cybercrime could include:-

How to protect yourself from cybercrime

There are lots of simple steps you can take to improve your online safety and reduce your risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime. 

Here are some websites that contain good advice and information about how to stay safe online:-

  • Get Safe Online - supported by Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Constabulary and Derby City Council
  • Cyber Aware - government-backed website based on expert advice from the National Cyber Security Centre
  • Childnet - a national charity providing expert online safety advice for young people, parents and teachers
  • Parent Zone - provides online safety advice for parents

 

Useful documents

Documents are published in either Portable Document Format (PDF) or standard Microsoft Office formats. You can download software to view these documents for free if you are unable to view them.