TOMORROW! Stay Safe Online with Include-IT Mersey & Merseyside Police; Internet Safety Drop-in at the Atkinson – Wednesday 21st August 2019

Members of the public can find out more about internet safety on Wednesday 21st August at The Atkinson.

Merseyside Police have teamed up with Include-IT Mersey, a project offering free basic I.T. and employability courses across the Liverpool City Region. Merseyside Police’s Digital Community Support Officer will be on hand to answer internet safety queries between 10am-12pm inside Southport Library.

The session is free and is run as a drop in so there is no need to book. There will be information and advice about a range of topics such as online scams, phishing, child safety, cyberbullying and passwords.

Lauren Jones, Volunteer Coordinator at include-IT Mersey said:

“We’re really pleased to be able to team up with Merseyside Police and The Atkinson for a second time to be able to provide important information and advice to help prevent online fraud.

In the last 12 months there have been 4614 cyber crimes reported to Merseyside Police with 335 in Southport alone showing how essential it is to protect yourself and your device”.

The Atkinson holds two weekly free drop in sessions run by Include-IT Mersey’s Digital Champion volunteers to help locals with their digital skills. People can bring their own laptop, tablet or smartphone to the usual Wednesday session between 10am-12pm. There is then a tablet only session on Thursdays from 2-4pm.

Funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, Include-IT Mersey offers free I.T. courses across the Liverpool City Region for beginners. For more information on the courses or volunteering please contact Lauren at Sefton CVS on 0151 920 0726. Or for those online, email

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