BESTIE – by Jo

We’ve discovered this great, exciting and award winning new App called BESTIE, to help young people and children in Worcestershire to find out more about emotional well being and mental health and to help them get support if and when they need it. There’s all sorts on the BESTIE App. Within its virtual interactive world …

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Crowdless App

Looks like social distancing is here to stay. But with lockdown restrictions easing shops are getting busier and busier – often leading to long queues. Crowdless is a free app designed to help you beat those queues by providing real-time data on how busy supermarkets are so you can choose the least busy place and …

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Podcast to help protect yourself from online scams

With the coronavirus pandemic exposing a number of online scams, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion’s latest podcast highlights how people can protect themselves. The podcast from the PCC’s Safer West Mercia series, features the John talking with a Cyber Protection Officer about how people can help keep themselves, and others, safe from …

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Digital Events and Activities from the Library

Worcestershire County Council and the library service have made a lot more of their offerings available online since the Coronavirus outbreak and the closure of public buildings. You can borrow eBooks online using Borrowbox and magazines from rbdigital. They also have a range of digtal Services such as information on Literacy, Health and Wellbeing, Business …

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 and cyber crime – information and guidance

All information given here is taken from “Advisory: COVID-19 exploited by malicious cyber actors” – a joint advisory from the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). A link to the full document is provided at the end of the …

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Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way of meeting new people and gaining experience in different roles. It is a great way to fill your time if you are retired or unemployed. With the current Coronavirus lockdown many workers are furloughed, so away from work but unable to take a second job. Volunteering can fill you time …

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