SCLT Theme for 2014 is Cybercrime
The Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) have recently announced that their theme for 2014 will be cybercrime and the team will focus upon mitigating the risk of older adults becoming victims of internet based scams and cons. The cybercrime theme will run alongside the SCLT core theme of senior safety and particularly the reduction of doorstep crime through crime prevention, victim support and social advocacy.
During the year, the team will promote internet safety as part of their standard public safety presentation, as well as the subject having it's own page within the award-winning Senior Siren magazine.
The team will also use their regular presence at large scale public events to promote the dangers of internet based cybercrime, as well as offering tips for safer surfing for older adults. The SCLT will also be championing the subject on national safety days, such as; Safer Internet Day (11th Feb 2014), World Elder Abuse Day (15th june 2013) and United Nations Older Adult Day (1st Oct 2014).
To assist in providing the very best senior cybercrime advice, the SCLT have joined forces with the Get Safe Online team, who have been providing an award-winning computer safer service for many years.
SCLT Trustee said, "After 4-years of keading the international fight against doorstep crime which is directed at older adults, we have decided to widen our portfolio of assistance and to join the battle against cybercrime which is targetted at older adults. It promises to be an exciting time for our network of volunteers, who will now start offering guidance on this subject to our many clients"
If your commuity group wishes to benefit from an SCLT public safety presentation, please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' on this website.
To benefit from specific advice on internet crime, please follow the below link to our own SCLT cybercrime pages (which also conatins a link to our specialised partners at Get Safe Online):