The internet is a great tool that allows us to socialise, learn, work, play and to be entertained, however there are some risks to be aware of. Developing good practices and following some useful strategies may prevent potential danger and can provide a safer and more positive experience when online.
The WAScamNet website provides useful information and reliable advice to assist you in knowing how to prevent becoming a victim of a scam. If you become a victim of a scam you can report to WAScamNet. You can also register your email address and receive alerts when the latest scams are reported in WA.
The Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner provides a range of online safety programs and resources. Resources are available for seniors, parents/carers and teachers. There is also information on Women’s Safety including resources for Family and Domestic Violence. This information is available to download in 12 different languages.
Online training courses can be a useful tool to build your online skills. eSafety - Be Connected offers free online courses where you can learn at your own pace. You can learn anything from how to access the internet, make video calls or set up your device.
ThinkUKnow Australia has partnered with the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Dadacom and Microsoft Australia. Together they have developed a guide to secure passwords, identity and privacy. ThinkUKnow encompasses the SEE, SAY, DO philosophy and provides resources and delivers presentations for parents/carers and students as well as teachers and it provides information on the technologies young people use, the challenges they may face, and importantly, how they can be overcome.