Introduction to staying safe online

published on Jan 21, 2020

Cyber security isn’t only for people who work in IT or might be good with computers. It’s everyone’s responsibility – including yours. When cyber criminals target your service or the people who use it then you become the last line of defence.

As a social service worker, either now or in the future, you’ll have access to digital devices as part of your job. It is necessary to safeguard these devices and the information you have access to. We built this learning resource to help you with this.

Watch the video introducing staying safe online and then listen to the podcast below. Once you have done this, move on to the scenarios and 6 Things parts of the resource.

Staying safe online podcast

39 minutes

We talk with Coleen Wylie and Robbie Ross from Police Scotland and Kirstie Steele from the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Unit about how to stay safe online. This episode gives practical hints and tips about how to avoid falling foul of some of the common risks online.

Play the episode