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)

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 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) is a national online system that allows the public to securely report instances of cybercrime.

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.

Go Digi – online learning guides are Tech Guides which include several on online safety and security.

ScamWatch provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.

ScamWatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Cyber safety resources for children

Childnet International – primary students is a 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 contains information and resources for Australian schools and primary aged students.

Kids Helpline – Staying safe online includes TIPS & INFO for staying safe online.

If you are aged 5–25, Kids Helpline provides free and confidential online and phone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 55 1800.

Cyber safety resources for teenagers and young people

Young & eSafe – Office of the eSafety Commissioner is practical advice by young people, for young people to help challenge the haters and fakers online.

Lawstuff Australia provides legal information to children and young people in Australia. You can get free email advice about the law, including information about cyber safety and cyber bullying.

Bullying. No Way! – Teen page contains information and resources for Australian schools and secondary aged students.

Childnet International – Secondary students is a 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.

Kids Helpline – Staying Safe Online – TIPS & INFO for staying safe online.

If you are aged 5–25, Kids Helpline provides free and confidential online and phone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 55 1800.

Cyber safety resources for parents

ThinkUknow  – parents portal is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police and commercial partners.

Knowing what young people SEESAY and DO online underpins the ThinkUKnow program.

Bullying. No Way! – Parents page contains information and resources for parents and carers of primary and secondary aged students.

iParent – Office of the eSafety Commissioner is where 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.

eSmart Libraries

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.