6 February 2019
By Danielle Whiting, in partnership with Sainsbury's Bank

Celebrating Safer Internet Day in partnership with Sainsbury's Bank

Tips for Shopping Safely Online

As yesterday was Safer Internet Day, we thought we’d share some helpful tips to help you shield yourself and your family against internet fraudsters. These are great to share with kids and teens who are starting to shop online. They also offer helpful reminders to adults on ways to keep their financial details safe when browsing the internet.

UK shoppers spend more on online shopping than any other European market, which is why it’s so important to teach young people to be internet-savvy and stay safe. Taking a few moments to make the necessary checks to make sure you’re safe to submit your financial details at checkout could be the difference between bagging a sweet deal and becoming a victim of fraud.

You don’t have to be a computer whizz to do this, either. Checking that the site you’re browsing is secure by looking out for the letters ‘https://’ at the start of the site’s URL is easy and takes no more than a few seconds, and using well-known paying methods with buyer protection, such as PayPal, not only makes checkout faster but also less risky.

Have a look at the guide below by Sainsbury’s Bank for more tips on keeping your money safe when shopping online. Happy shopping!

Online Safety whole school or setting training

Did you know that The Education People's Safeguarding team provide schools and settings with online safety training? We can train groups of staff members or whole school or settings to the level expected by the Kent Safeguarding board (KSB) and Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE).

For more information about this bespoke training for your school or setting, please email us.

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