Cyber safety | Be safe online | Be eSmart
Being eSmart means knowing how to guard against security and privacy risks that may arise, being able to research, download and create content that is safe, and being able to manage reputation and relationship issues associated with being online. Below is a list of websites that provide cyber safety advice, information and reporting. There are general sites as well a sites with specific information for parents, children, and young people.
Cyber safety for adults (and everyone)
Stay smart online – Stay Smart Online provides simple, easy to understand advice on how to protect yourself online as well as up-to-date information on the latest online threats and how to respond.
Office of the eSafety Commissioner – Our goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely. – With a focus on young people, but useful for everyone
CF Learn Free – Online Safety – Online Safety tutorials that will provide you with the strategies, skills, and mindset needed to protect yourself, your computer, and your privacy when you connect with the Internet.
Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) – a national online system that allows the public to securely report instances of cybercrime.
ScamWatch – provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams. Run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Cyber safety resources for children
Childnet International – primary students – Children’s activity zone! The internet is a wonderful place to explore and discover new things, to connect and communicate with others and to be creative.
Bullying. No Way! – For kids – website for Australian schools and students
Cyber safety resources for teenagers and young people
Young & eSafe -Office of the eSafety Commissioner – Young & eSafe is practical advice by young people, for young people to help challenge the haters and fakers online.
Childnet International – Secondary students – Childnet Hub for young people aged 11-18. In the Childnet Hub you’ll find top tips, competitions, blogs and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.
Bullying. No Way! – Teen page – website for Australian schools and students
Lawstuff Australia – Lawstuff provides legal information to children and young people in Australia. You can get free email advice about the law. Includes information cyber safety and cyber bullying.
Cyber safety resources for parents
iParent – Office of the eSafety Commissioner – here parents can learn about the digital environment and keep updated on their children’s technology use.
Childnet International – parents – Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to know more about gaming, this section can help. We all know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online.
Bullying. No Way! – Parents page – website for Australian schools and students
eSmart Libraries (a partnership between The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and the Telstra Foundation) is a world-leading cyber safety program designed to better equip local libraries with the skills needed for a smart, safe and responsible online community. Cockburn Libraries is currently working towards eSmart accreditation.