Smartphones, tablets and laptops now seem like an essential part of life but they are probably some of the most expensive items you own.
You can download an app that can track or disable your phone if lost or stolen and set up a passcode so if it does fall into the wrong hands your information can’t be accessed:
A similar tool is available for cyclists:
If you want to report a crime but don’t want to tell the police, a parent or teacher, you can contact Fearless. You can report a crime without passing on any personal information and the site doesn’t trace your computer’s IP address so you can remain anonymous.
If you’ve been a victim of a crime you can also contact Victim Support who are not part of the police. They will talk to you confidentially about the incident, look into ways to rebuild confidence and discuss other support options.
Childline had excellent advice on cyber safety: