Get Safe Online Week

Get Safe Online Week 2014

Get Safe Online Week, from 20-26 October, aims to draw attention to the importance of protecting your personal information online. This year’s theme, “Don’t Be A Victim”, focuses on victims of fraud and their stories, and the things you can do to help protect yourself against online ID fraud.

Experian CreditExpert can help you protect your personal information online. With our victims of fraud team, web monitoring and credit monitoring features, we can help you stay safe online.

– What you need to know about online identity fraud
– Tips on password protection
– 5 ways to stay safe shopping online
– Keep your children safe online
– Keep your personal information safe online

Keep your personal information safe online

Protect your personal information online

Protect your personal information online

While most of us are getting better at protecting our personal information online, the amount of illegally traded information online is going up and up.

An independent study commissioned by Experian has found that more than 110 million pieces of data have been bought and sold by criminals so far in 2014, an increase of 40% from last year alone and 300% on the total amount traded in 2012.*

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Ways to protect yourself against ID fraud

Monitoring your credit report is a good way to protect yourself against ID fraud, as Kay from Experian explains below.

Experian Credit Expert can help you protect your personal information online. With our victims of fraud team, web monitoring and credit monitoring features, we can help you stay safe online.

How to keep your children safe online

Keep children safe online

Keep children safe online

The need for parents to talk to their children about internet safety is more important than ever, with so many children now well-versed in using tablets and smartphones.

In many cases, by the time they are teenagers they may know more about online apps, games, social media networks and downloads than you do – but they may not be savvy enough to know how to protect themselves from online threats.

So it’s vital to educate children in the skills needed to respond to online situations they may encounter such as cyberbullying, phishing and inappropriate content or communication.

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