Cybercrime is any crime that involves a computer, the internet or related technology.

Many traditional crimes are now committed online.  Basically if the behaviour is unacceptable offline, it is also unacceptable online.

Examples of cybercrime could include:-

How to protect yourself from cybercrime

There are lots of simple steps you can take to improve your online safety and reduce your risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime. 

Here are some websites that contain good advice and information about how to stay safe online:-

  • Get Safe Online - supported by Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Constabulary and Derby City Council
  • Cyber Aware - government-backed website based on expert advice from the National Cyber Security Centre
  • Childnet - a national charity providing expert online safety advice for young people, parents and teachers
  • Parent Zone - provides online safety advice for parents