27 October 2023
Hallcroft residents receive online safety presentation
Local secondary school pupil, Nick, recently visited Hallcroft rented housing with extra care in Shipley to deliver an awareness session on telephone scams to the residents.
Nick was inspired to set up these sessions with older people in the local community after his mum overheard a conversation someone was having where they were encouraged to reveal their banking details.
Since then he has delivered online safety sessions across the local area and shared informative leaflets and stickers with a wide range of people, helping raise awareness of common tactics scammers may use. His presentations have been commended by local Liberal Democrat councillors online.
Nick has visited several Anchor schemes, supporting residents with their digital skills and helping to raise awareness of the importance of online safety.
Residents who have attended Nick’s sessions said they found it very helpful. Beverley Taylor, a resident of Hallcroft said:
Some scams nowadays are really sophisticated but I learnt a lot during Nick’s session. I feel a bit more comfortable using modern technology now.
Speaking about the presentation, Nick said:
I am dedicated to equipping the elderly with the essential skills and resources that will enable them to confidently safeguard their digital presence and personal information from the threats posed by cybercriminals.
The sessions that Nick has delivered have helped residents expand their knowledge of scams and phishing techniques and has enabled them to use technology with confidence. He also has his own Facebook page for people looking for more tips.
Our Be Digital programme provides support and guidance on all things digital for people that work and live with us. We have a wealth of resources to help improve confidence while navigating the online world and explain how the internet can be useful for everyday life.