Horndean & District

Research into Cyber-crime

Invitation to help with some research into cyber-crime

We have an opportunity for people to help with some research into cyber-crime. The researchers are looking to speak with people who are 60+ years old. You can take part in this research whether or not you have experienced cyber-crime, and regardless of how much you use the internet. Anne Kirby is one of the researchers, and she's forwarded some further information below:

The Cybercrime Awareness Clinic is based in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, and funded by Hampshire Constabulary. Cybercrime is a type of criminal activity carried out by means of computers or the internet. The clinic is currently conducting a study to find out the opinions about and experiences of cybercrime by people aged 60+ from the Portsmouth area. The study also aims to find out how and by whom you would like to be given advice about protecting yourself from cybercrime.

The information gathered during the study will help the researchers develop advice about cybercrime for people in this age group and will also help uncover the extent of cybercrime experienced by people aged 60+ in the Portsmouth area, so the police are better able to deal with cybercrime when it happens.

If you are interested in participating in this research, which would take the form of a focus group or a one to one interview with one of the project researchers, please download the Information Sheet, or contact the research team on 02392 843062 (voicemail) or email us using the Blue Bird link at the top right of this page.

Thank you for considering this opportunity. Please feel free to forward this information on to others who you think might be interested.

Best wishes,