Cyber Safety Resources

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Hume Libraries is committed to guiding the smart, safe and responsible use of digital technology and supports wellbeing outcomes for all members of the library community. Access our range of cyber safety and digital literacy resources from the categories below.

All Ages

ACCC Scamwatch

Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognize, avoid and report scams.

 

Alannah & Madeline Foundation eSmart

A range of different self-learning cyber and digital literacy resources for building online safety skills suited to all ages.

 

Australian Cyber Security Centre

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.

 

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Information about recognising and reporting scams from Victoria's consumer regulator who provides information to business, consumers, landlords and tenants about their rights and responsibilities.

 

eSafety Commissioner

The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for promoting online safety for all Australians. We are committed to helping all Australians have safer, positive experiences online—just as they would offline.

 

Have I Been Pwned

Have I Been Pwned? is a website that allows Internet users to check whether their personal data has been compromised by data breaches.

 

Lifeline

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

 

Telstra – Cyber Safety

Access a world of information and communication with digital safety tips to help protect your privacy and secure your devices.

 

Yahoo Safety Centre

Security and Privacy tips for Yahoo users across a range of different platforms.

Kids & their parents

Bullying. No Way!

Supporting school communities with evidence-informed resources and activities for a proactive approach to bullying education and prevention.

 

Bully Stoppers

Bully Stoppers calls on everyone in every school community to help prevent and respond to bullying. Bully Stoppers supports teachers, principals, parents and students in working together to help put a stop to bullying.

 

eSafety – Be Secure Quiz

Children will learn some of the basic skills for being safe and secure online, including why it is essential to Ask, Check and Think before acting in the digital world. They will find out why it’s important to keep their devices safe and their personal information and location private.

 

eSafety Parents

Advice for parents from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

 

eSafety – Social Media and Apps

A quick guide to popular social media sites and apps from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

 

eSmart Kids

An interactive online resource with tips and online safety advice for kids aged 5 – 12. Be an eSmart kid, how being eSmart can help or get help online.

 

Google Safety Centre

Advice for parents who want to keep their kids safe online. Learn to set up parental controls and help your family create healthy digital habits. 

 

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Kids Helpline provides advice on a wide range of topical issues for children, teens and parents. Kids Helpline has been a life-saving experience, while for others it’s about practical help and emotional support at the critical moment they need someone to listen.

 

National Centre Against Bullying

Advice about bullying and cyber bullying for kids, parents and schools. Established in 2002 by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, NCAB comprises volunteer experts and two associate members who work closely with school communities, government and industry.

 

Think U Know

Understanding what children and young people see, say and do online. We’ve categorised apps, games and sites by their primary features to help you learn more about the types of things young people might do online.

 

Teens & their parents

Cool Not Cool Quiz

Think you know what’s cool  in a relationship? Prove it! Test your knowledge with the CoolNotCool quiz cards.

 

eSafety Parents

Advice for parents from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

 

eSafety – Social Media and Apps

A quick guide to popular social media sites and apps from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

 

eSmart Young People

Useful information to help young people stay safe online. Click on keywords to find out more.

 

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Kids Helpline provides advice on a wide range of topical issues for children, teens and parents. Kids Helpline has been a life-saving experience, while for others it’s about practical help and emotional support at the critical moment they need someone to listen.

 

Reach Out

ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers too.

 

That’s not cool

That’s Not Cool is an award-winning national public education initiative that partners with young people to help raise awareness and bring educational and organizing tools to communities to address dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse. Our vision is for everyone to experience healthy relationships― online and off. The program’s interactive website, tools, and resources support young people as they learn to recognize, avoid, and prevent dating violence in their lives.

 

Young and Safe

Practical advice about staying safe online for young people from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. Arm yourself with the skills to help you and your friends have the best possible experience online.

Seniors

Be Connected

Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world. Through the Be Connected online resources, Australians will be able to learn the basics of using digital devices and engaging with the internet.

 

Be Connected - Games for laptop and desktop computers

These games have been designed to be used on a laptop or desktop computer to build mouse and keyboard skills whilst having some fun.

 

Be Connected - Intro to internet safety

In this course, you will learn how to use the internet safely. The course covers email safety, making credit card payments on the internet for online shopping, child safety and how to keep your personal data safe online.

 

Be Connected - Topic library

By answering a few short questions about your interests in being online and using digital devices, receive recommendations on some topics from the library that might be suited to you. Alternately browse the learning library to find topics that suit your interests. 

 

eSmart Seniors

Online safety resources and support for older Australians.

 

TechBoomers

A free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life. Learn how to use popular and trusted websites and Internet-based applications. 

 

Telstra – Tech Savvy Seniors

A series of videos that will teach you about the internet, how to connect to your Wi-Fi and how to keep you and your loved ones safe online.

Women

eSafety: Women In The Spotlight

Women In The Spotlight uses women’s voices to raise awareness of the insidious impacts of cyber abuse. By drawing upon the stories, skills and strategies of women, WITS gives women the psychological armour to interact online with impact and confidence.

 

Womens Services Network (WESNET)

The Women's Services Network is the peak body for specialist Domestic and Family Violence Services. Their work includes the Technology Safety Net, which provides assistance for women experiencing tech abuse.