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Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing criminal activities across the world, and can affect both individuals and businesses.

 

It is a type of crime in which digital technology, such as computers and smart devices, is used as the means and/or the target for criminal activity.

 

Offences can include cyber bullying, cyber stalking, online fraud and theft and hacking. Crimes such as child grooming and sex offences can also be facilitated through cyber means.

 

For this reason it is important to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the risks of cyber crime.

 

In this section of our website you can find out more about online safety, crime prevention tips and how Bedfordshire Police and its new Cyber Hub are tackling the problem.

 

Follow the links to find out more:

 

What is cyber crime?

  • Read about the growing threat of cyber crime and what it means

 

What is Bedfordshire Police doing to tackle cyber crime?

  • Find out about the new force Cyber Hub and what it does

 

Advice for children and young people

  • Click here for more about staying safe online and advice about ‘sexting’, cyberbullying, trolling and more

 

Advice for parents and carers

  • Find out more about protecting your child online, as well as cyber crime threats which can affect all people including hacking and online fraud

 

Advice for businesses

  • Click here for tips on protecting your business  and becoming cyber savvy

 

Online Grooming

  • Click here to find out more about online grooming.

 

Cyber crime - news

  • Find out the latest cyber crime news in Bedfordshire