The SPICE Group has Internet Safety in its sights!

15th November 2018 |

For Anti-Bullying Week last year, our fantastic SPICE Group created a film that shared their own personal experiences of Hate Crime and Mate Crime. The film highlighted the devastation that these crimes can cause to people’s lives.

The SPICE Group are committed to tackling hate crime in our society and working to make it a safer community for all. Since last year’s Anti-bullying week the SPICE Group have continued to raise awareness of Hate Crime and Mate Crime by hosting Hate Crime events and by delivering training to other self-advocacy groups and individuals to empower people so that they can recognise hate crime and mate crime and know how to report it.

This next year, The SPICE Group has Internet Safety in its sights!

People with learning disabilities can be vulnerable to online abuse, cyber bullying, online grooming and mate crime. People can be targeted online and not realise that they are being a victim of crime. The SPICE Group have been awarded funding to enable them to deliver training around staying safe online. The SPICE Group is delivering this training to arm people with the knowledge to recognise risky situations online and the potential dangers of the internet and to empower people to speak out and report crimes that may happen to them online.

The SPICE Group’s top tips for staying safe online are:

  1. Don’t share personal information online.
  2. Don’t open spam emails.
  3. Think before you share. Don’t share anything that you wouldn’t want other people to see or read.
  4. Don’t meet up with people who you have met online, they might not be who they say they are.
  5. Don’t add people on social media that you don’t know.
  6. Talk to someone you trust if you see or read something online that makes you feel unsafe or upset.
  7. And finally... Enjoy the internet, it is meant to be fun!

Please watch The SPICE Group's new Internet Safety Film and you can also scroll down this page for more information.

More Information

If you would like any more information about our Staying Safe Online training, please contact Jenny Neville on 0161 769 9000.

You can also read about The SPICE Group here.


Feeling unsafe online?

Talk to someone you trust if you see or read something online that makes you feel unsafe or upset.


Reporting Hate Crime or Mate Crime

Call 999 if you’re reporting a crime that’s in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.

If the hate crime or mate crime has already happened, call 101 or contact your local police.



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