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Bin collections are affected by the icy weather

There may be some delays in collecting your bins and boxes this week but all buses are now operating as normal.

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Internet safety

Safety on the internet

For many of us it is hard to imagine life without the internet; however, we must not forget that there are risks involved. By taking the following precautions you can minimise the risks to yourself and your family.

  • Do not give out personal details such as your name, address or phone number on the internet.
  • Make sure no one else knows your passwords. If someone else knows your password they can use your account. Their internet use will be charged to your phone bill.
  • If you are buying things over the internet make sure you only use secure sites and keep your credit card details secure.
  • Use the virus protection software to protect your computer and make sure it stays up to date.
  • You can get monitoring or filtering programmes that help block out sex and violence.  Ask your internet provider for details.

Chatting online

  • Choose a nickname to use in chat rooms rather than your real name and try and make it hard for people to guess your real name.
  • Internet providers will never ask you for your password except when you first sign on.  If you get an email asking you to confirm your password, delete it.
  • If you decide to meet someone you have been chatting with online, arrange to meet in a busy public place that you know well and feel safe in. Ask a friend to come along or at least let someone else know you are meeting someone and arrange to phone them when you have got back home safely.