As technology evolves, the internet provides new challenges as well as new opportunities. Rather than blocking, filtering, and avoiding online services for fear of potential risks, SAB instead works to identify strategies and promote initiatives that can help adults avoid online exploitation. Issues affecting online safety can be placed in one of four broad categories:
The SAB is keen to address On-line Safety issues affecting adults with care and support needs, and will use its collective experience to develop strategies designed to keep adults safe in a rapidly evolving online world. It is also using its resources to raise awareness of online fraud and phishing, as well as promoting safer social media and targeting pressure selling on the telephone, by post, and on the doorstep.
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#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine for schools, organizations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approx. every 6 weeks - Click here for the link.
In an emergency
To report a non-urgent incident or crime to the Police
If you have concerns about a child, call Southend's Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Plus ‘MASH+’ on 01702 215007
Select Option 1 and then either: Option 1 for professional advice; Option 2 for a specific social worker; OR Option 3 for MASH+ administration.
If you have concerns about an adult, call Southend's Access Team
01702 215008 option 1
To report concerns outside of office hours, call Emergency Duty Team
0845 606 1212