Adults Online in Dudley

The internet and new technologies should be seen as a positive development but as with ‘offline’ life there can be risks to those who use it.

Dudley’s Online Safety Group are asking adults in Dudley to share their online experiences with us, to enable us to target relevant information to members of our community, to enable them to make informed choices to keep themselves, and their family and friends safe online.

For more information on how to stay safe online, and where you can go for information and advice or if something goes wrong please visit:  https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/onlinesafety


The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete. All the answers you provide will be treated in strict confidence, and only used for statistical purposes. No individual responses will be identified in the analysis.

For further information on how the council processes personal information please see the Privacy Notices available at this link: https://www.dudley.gov.uk/privacy-disclaimer-statement/ 

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* 1. Which of the following devices do you use to connect to the internet? (please select all that apply)

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* 2. Which of the following social networking sites and apps do you use?  (please select all that apply)

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* 3. What do you do online? (please select all that apply)

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* 4. How much of your leisure time do you spend online?

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* 5. In the last month, has the internet affected you in any of these ways?  This includes mobile phones and gaming consoles (please select all that apply)

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* 6. Have any of the following happened to you online? (please select all that apply)

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* 7. Have you come across any website with content that:
(please select all that apply)

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* 8. Have you ever experienced any of the following online? (please select all that apply)

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* 9. Has a partner (current or ex) ever done any of the following to you online?  (please select all that apply)

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* 10. Have you ever shared something online that you later regretted? (please select all that apply)

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* 11. Have you ever met up with somebody in person, who you only knew online?

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* 12. If you have met up with somebody that you only knew online, did you tell anybody where you were going / who you were meeting before you went?

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* 13. If you have met up with somebody that you only knew online, did anything happen that made you worried, scared or uncomfortable?

If something has happened that you need support with please contact Dudley Adult safeguarding team by calling 0300 555 0055 and select option 1.  OR visit https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/onlinesafety for more information 

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* 14. Have you ever been taught how to stay safe online?  (please select all that apply)

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* 15. Have you ever taught anybody how to stay safe online? (please select all that apply)

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* 17. How do you identify your gender?  - this will help us to identify any trends within a specific gender group

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* 18. Please enter the first 4 digits of your postcode - this will help us to identify any trends specific to your area.

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* 19. Do you consider yourself to be in any of the below groups? -  this will help us to identify any trends within specific groups

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your answers will help to inform future online safety work within Dudley Borough.

If any of the questions have raised concerns or questions about the internet, please visit https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/onlinesafety 
for further information.

To report a case of online abuse please contact Dudley Adult Safeguarding Team by calling 0300 555 0055 and select option 1

In an emergency, please contact the police on 999

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