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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities


Where do we start?

The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

ThinkuKnow has excellent advice and resources ready to view and download.



                              CEOP for Parents and Carers





Keeping Safe Online

The online world has grown at a tremendous pace and now touches the lives of almost everyone. Just like the real world, the cyber world is a wonderful place full of exciting and interesting corners to explore. Unfortunately, also like the real world, there are some dangers that you need to avoid. The best way to be safe is to learn what the dangers are and what to do about them. The links on these pages all include excellent advice and are designed for all ages and experience levels. Why not have a browse through the articles and try out some of the web links now!


Cyber Crime Campaign

Throughout October the force’s Get Closer campaign focussed on tackling cybercrime and we still need your help in raising awareness of the issue.
Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing criminal activities across the world and covers a huge range of illegal activity including financial scams, computer hacking, downloading pornographic images from the internet, virus attacks, stalking, harassment, cyber bullying and more.
The campaign followed four themes across the month, the first will be reaching out to parents with young children and talking about staying safe online and the second will be demonstrating how to keep yourself from becoming a victim of online fraud.
The force worked with Peterborough Regional College to produce messaging around internet safety, cyber bullying and sexting and in the final week will be worked with small businesses and making sure they knew how to prevent their business from being targeted.
I would strongly encourage you to refer to the new cybercrime section on our website as it gives vital information which could prevent you and your family from becoming a victim of this type of crime.
You can see the new pages here.
If you suspect cybercrime is happening around you, whether it may be where you live, work, socialise, please report it to us by calling 101, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please feel free to get in touch with myself about matters relating to this message.
Kind regards,
Lauren Alexander
Cambridgeshire Constabulary Communications Officer

Cyber Streetwise

What is Cyber Street?

On its web site there are many resources designed to help keep you, your family and your business safer online. 

Cyber Street is a cross-government campaign funded by the National Cyber Security Programme.

It is a must visit site and strongly recommended go to

A Safer Online World


The National Fraud Agency is launching a new campaign, called Cyber Streetwise. 

This aims to give us all some essential tips to to help keep our important information safe online.

Most of the population are not doing enough to protect themselves online!  

You can read more about the campaign at

Adopting a few simple online behaviours can help keep you and your family safer, such as:

  • Using strong, memorable passwords.
  • Installing anti-virus software on new devices.
  • Checking privacy settings on social media.
  • Shopping safely online – always ensuring to check online retail sites are secure.
  • Downloading software and the application of patches when prompted.
  • Do have a look at the website,




This is the home page of the Meerkats.Why did we choose the Meerkat? The Meerkat belongs to the mongoose family. It is famous for standing upright looking out for eagles and hawks that might attack their community.

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A Meerkat is always careful.

Meerkats work together to keep themselves safe. When a deadly puff adder attacked a burrow the meerkats helped each other and carried all their babies to safety.

 When they want to be safe, meerkats go to their burrow.

 Like the meerkat you can learn to be watchful and help to keep yourself safe. Meerkats teach us not to let our guard down and work together to keep our community safe from dangers.

We do not live in the wild, but we do have to know about the world around us because sometimes other people, or things we do, can be unsafe. 

The Meerkat pages will help you to find out how you can help yourself and your friends to stay safe.