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Online Gender-Based Violence

The internet has transformed our ability to obtain information, communicate with others, express our views, share our experiences and engage in conversations about any topic of our choice. Technology has made it possible to reach vast audiences at once, or just individuals or small groups. In turn, this accessibility and freedom of expression play a […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Misinformation, Disinformation & Fake News

COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered to billions of people around the world, with numbers increasing daily. In countries where vaccinations have been rolled out successfully, there are fewer infections, hospitalisations and deaths, and those who have been double-jabbed but caught the virus tend to suffer fewer life-changing effects. In general, in countries without vaccination programmes, […]

Safe Remittances

As somebody from the Caribbean living and working in the United Kingdom, United States or another country, you may send remittances (money transfers) back home. These payments could be for your family to buy essentials or to maintain their standard of living, to pay for accommodation or education, or to help with businesses. It could […]

Safe Internet Use

The internet has revolutionised the way we live our lives – enabling us to read the news, enjoy entertainment, carry out research, book our holidays, buy and sell, shop, network, learn, bank and carry out many other everyday tasks.

Online Actions have Offline Consequences

Being online – including using social media – should involve a high degree of responsibility, not only to protect yourself, but to ensure no harm results to others. There are different ways that people can be upset by what is shared by others. Upset can be caused by comments or content that have been shared […]

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, commonly referred to as modern day slavery, is the trade of humans for the purposes of forced labour, sexual slavery or some form of commercial exploitation.

Coronavirus & You

Right now, safeguarding ourselves, our loved ones, friends and colleagues from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is uppermost in people’s minds, here and around the world. After all, this is an unprecedented situation which warrants unprecedented precautions. Also of great importance, however, is making sure we also remain safe in the virtual world during restrictions on travel, socialising, office […]

Changing wireless passwords/SSIDs

Your wireless router needs a password to let you connect your computers, mobile devices and smart devices over Wi-Fi. Routers frequently come with a password that is common to all of the others provided by your ISP. If this is the case, you should change yours to ensure the router remains secure. You may also […]

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Virtual Private Networks all perform the same basic service: providing end-to-end encryption for any data sent through them. This encryption does not stop your data from being intercepted … but merely means that the person reading the content of your data is faced with unintelligible text.

Misinformation & Fake News

The internet is an invaluable tool for finding useful, authoritative information on anything from news and current affairs to DIY, health to history, celebrities to Coronavirus. However, it is also littered with misleading information: that which has been originated and shared by people who are misinformed about the subject, and that which has been deliberately […]