Wiltshire Police are working in partnership with the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to promote greater understanding of online safety.
Detective Inspector Gemma Vinton and Stay Safe Online Volunteer, Tamas Kiss were among the speakers at last week's Internet Safety Conference in London.
They talked about how working together ensures the successful continuation of the Online Safety Initiative ‘Stay Safe Online’, which increases awareness of online scams. Wiltshire Police provide information about the latest cyber scams to the Stay Safe Online Volunteers, which allows them pass on the information in a clear way to elderly people and those with learning disabilities.
Detective Inspector Gemma Vinton said; “We are using our current #CyberLife campaign to raise the awareness of this fantastic joint initiative.The volunteers are all highly skilled individuals who are giving up their own time to help members of our community."
Stay Safe Online Volunteers can visit those aged over 60, or older than 18 with a registered disability to give advice on internet safety.
Online Safety Volunteer, Tamas Kiss said; “It fills me with me pride to be able help others with our work and help Wiltshire Police to reach a wider audience in today’s world where Cyber Crime is becoming an ever growing challenge.”
Further information on the Stay Safe Online initiative can be found on the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust website: https://wiltshirebobbyvan.org.uk/about/about-2/online-safety/ and you can call them on 01380 861191.