Cybercrime: staff factsheet

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Make sure your staff know what cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent crime could involve, why it's a safeguarding issue, and what signs to look out for to suggest that a child may be at risk of being involved in cybercrime.

Last reviewed on 17 July 2023
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Share this factsheet with staff to make them aware of:

  • What cybercrime is
  • The difference between cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent crime, and what forms each can take
  • What signs to look out for to suggest that a child might be at risk of being involved in cyber-dependent crime
  • What they should do if they have concerns

You could send it round to staff, or talk through it at a staff meeting.

Want to make it more interactive? Use these questions to start a discussion with staff:

  • What consequences might being involved in cybercrime have for children?
  • How can we proactively help children to use their cyber skills positively?
  • How can we help make sure children aren't committing cybercrime without realising it?

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