From Neighbourhood to Cyberhood

Over a third of Neighbourhood Watch members are now more concerned about cybercrime than physical crime. In November 2019, we announced a  partnership with cybersecurity firm Avast, called Cyberhood Watch. A special logo Cyberhood Watch logo was created to celebrate the partnership. The Cyberhood Watch initiative has been set up to help members and their families and communities keep their digital lives safe and secure, by providing resources, information and practical advice via our networks.

Cyberhood Watch offers advice and toolkits on:

  • How to download your data from Facebook on Mac or PC
  • How to change your privacy settings on Instagram
  • What is social engineering and how to protect yourself?
  • What is a VPN and how does it work?
  • Protect your family online: the cyber-savvy parent
  • Cookies: the good, the bad and the ugly
  • What are password managers and how do they work?
  • Popular threats on Android and how to avoid them
  • Popular threats on iOS and how to avoid them
  • What is Two Factor Authentification (2FA)?
  • What is the Internet of Things?
  • How to fight phishing
  • Cybersecurity terms and metaphors

Visit the Cyberhood Watch page


UK Cybercrime Insights

Cybercrime now feels like more of a threat than physical crime for a rising number of households across England and Wales, with more people either falling victim personally or knowing someone who has been a victim of online theft, according to research from over 14,000 Neighbourhood Watch members. The research, carried out in conjunction with Avast, a cybersecurity leader in the UK, found that those who believe cybercrime is less of a threat than physical crime are firmly in the minority (15%). Read the full report here.

Get Clued Up

Take the Cyberhood Watch online course to test your knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy.


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