On 27 October, around 40 7th grade students from the Fernando Namora School Grouping, in Amadora, attended the session "Do you know how to be safe online”, promoted by the APB to mark the Financial Training Week.

Throughout the session, led by Vasco Monteiro, an APB legal and digital consultant, the students, aged between 12 and 13, asked questions about some types of online fraud and learned some of the precautions they should take when surfing the Internet or using the social networks.

Many of these students have already had close contact with fraud attempts, either directly or through their parents or grandparents. In addition, many examples were provided of strange contacts received by message or phone.

At the end of the session, the students could test their level of cyber-security knowledge by playing the quiz "Do you know how to be safe online?”, where they showed they were quite knowledgeable about the precautions to take with passwords or the social networks. Malware, phishing or digital footprint were some of the concepts that still raised doubts.

Throughout this week, the campaign “Do you know how to be safe online?” run also on Saber de Contas’ Facebook and Instagram and during this period a quiz exclusively dedicated to digital security was available to be played. 

The Financial Training Week is an annual initiative promoted by the financial supervisors (Bank of Portugal, Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authority and Securities Market Commission) and by the partners of the National Financial Training Plan (PNFF), among which is the APB, with the aim of raising awareness to the importance of financial training.

Throughout this week, the 24 partners of the PNFF will promote about 480 activities aimed mostly at young people and students, but also addressing seniors, journalists, teachers, entrepreneurs, and unemployed people, among others (see programme).

Among the partners of the PNFF, this year the Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira (Tax and Customs Authority) will provide new content on taxes and taxation on the Todos Contam portal.