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Online safety

Access practical information and helpful advice to help keep children, whole families and businesses safe online.


Provides activities, resources and practical advice to help children, young people, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world.

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Stay Smart Online

This site is designed to help home users and small businesses to stay smart online. It has simple advice on how to secure computers, transact and interact safely online and provides access to a range of information and resources including helpful top tips, fun quizzes, and guides.

Department of Communications

Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network

A national online system that allows people to securely report instances of cybercrime. Also provides advice to help people recognise and avoid common types of cybercrime.

CrimTrac Agency

Budd:e Cybersecurity builder

Offers primary and secondary student a fun way to learn about the risks people take by going online, and the possible consequences. Also covers measures we can all use to help reduce the security risks.

Department of Communications

Easy Guide to Socialising Online

Provides information on how internet users can protect themselves and their information when using social networking sites, search engines and online games.

Department of Communications

Online safety

Provides information about the Australian Government's commitment to combat online risks and help parents and educators protect children from inappropriate material.

Department of Communications

Online safety and security

Security in cyberspace is a major issue for both business and individuals. Provides links to major initiatives to protect home users, students and small business from electronic attacks and fraud.

Department of Communications

Protecting yourself online – What everyone needs to know (PDF 2.7MB)

Brings together information and advice from a range of Australian Government departments and agencies, in one handy booklet, to help all Australians stay safe and secure when using the internet – whether dealing with scams, spam, banking or bullying.

Attorney-General's Department


Provides information on how to recognise, avoid and report scams. If you've been scammed or think you have seen a scam, you can report it to SCAMwatch via the scam online form or by contacting the infocentre on 1300 795 995.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission


Contains information for consumers and businesses about compliance with the Spam Act, reducing the amount of spam you receive, boosting internet security, avoiding email scams, protecting children online, making a spam report or complaint and the steps the Australian government is taking to combat spam.

Australian Communications and Media Authority


ThinkUKnow is an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through primary and secondary schools across Australia using a network of accredited trainers. Created by the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, ThinkUKnow Australia has been developed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Microsoft Australia.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

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