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Stay Safe Online

The library works with anti-bullying and internet safety organisations to develop digital skills and provides access to easy-to-use cyber safety resources.

Staying safe online at home, school and the workplace is also known as internet safety, e-safety and cyber safety.

The library is an eSmart accredited service. Find resources below when things go wrong and where to go for help.

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Australian Internet Safety Organisations

Australian internet-safety organisations, with easy-to-use resources for families and children.

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Alannah Madeline Foundation (AMF)

The AMF Foundation is an advocate for children's safety and wellbeing in the community, at schools and in libraries.

Find more about the Alannah Madeline Foundation

eSafety Commissioner

The eSafety Commissioner supports all Australians to have a safer experience online, understand online safety risks and where to go for help.

Access the eSafety Commissioner - Safety Online

The Carly Ryan Foundation

The Carly Ryan Foundation is a non-profit charity and a certified online safety program provider for families and students.

Find family support through the Carly Ryan Foundation

Stay Safe Online - Carer and Parent Help

Domestic violence | eSafety Commissioner

Domestic, family and sexual violence can be physical or non-physical abuse and include things that happen online or that use digital technology. Technology-facilitated abuse – or tech abuse – can be difficult to recognise as people often do not realise it is a form of abuse and is unlawful.

Learn more about online and tech-based abuse

eSafety for parents

Take a tour of the safety resources targeted to the specific needs of parents and carers. Provided by the eSafety Commissioner.

View eSafety parents and carer resources

How to help someone deal with tech-based abuse | eSafety Commissioner

Tech-based abuse can include things that happen online or that use digital technology, including harassment, making threats, stalking and patterns of controlling behaviour.

How to deal with tech-based abuse

The Parent Hub - Dolly's Dream

Build a trusting and supportive relationship with your child as the key to helping them stay safe online.

Find support and resources at the Parent Hub - Dolly's Dream

ThinkUknow

ThinkUknow what young people see, say or do online? Get help, support and report abuse.  Resources for parents, students and educators

Access ThinkUKnow program for parents and educators

Report Cyber Crime

Report inappropriate behaviour online. Examples of cybercrime include stealing identities or intellectual property, committing fraud, or violating privacy laws. Contact the police immediately on 000 when things go wrong or access any of these organisations to report a cybercrime.

ReportCyber 

ReportCyber is the Australian Government’s online cybercrime reporting tool for Australian individuals, businesses and government.

Report a cyber crime using ReportCyber tool

IDCARE

IDCARE Australia and New Zealand provides free phone consultations and advice for people experiencing identity theft. 

See how to report stolen identity online at IDCARE

Scamwatch Australia

Find out more about scams and how to be safe online at Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Report a scam at Scamwatch

Help with Technology, Devices and Online Resources

Stay safe online and make informed choices when using websites, games, apps and social media.

Read more about how to get help with technology, devices and online resources at the library

ABC Education - Media Literacy

Learn some handy first steps to fact check news and information online. Interactive lesson: Spotting online misinformation and disinformation. Content developed by RMIT ABC Fact Check and ABC Education. 

Access media literacy lessons at ABC education

Be Connected

Free online presentations for beginner to intermediate digital users. Learn how to stay safe online and use technology with confidence. Provided by the eSafety Commissioner.

Access the free information and webinars at Be Connected

Learn cyber security

Simple steps to protect individuals, families and small business owners. Provided by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). 

Find simple tips and practical ways to be safe online at Learn Cyber.gov.au

Media Literacy Lab

Teaching and learning tools to equip young people with essential media literacy skills to make better choices when using online services. Provided by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, with support from Google. 

 Access the free training at the Media Literacy Lab

Online Safety Series 

Educational information about how to keep you, your information, and your money safe online. Created by Crime Stoppers Victoria and BankVic.

Find out how to keep yourself safe from online criminal activity at Crime Stoppers Victoria 

Women and Gender-based Online Safety Support

1800RESPECT

24-hour support available to people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. Call 1800 737 732, chat online via the website or text 0458 737 732.

Visit the 1800RESPECT website

Online safety checklist 

This checklist sets out the essential safety steps for anyone experiencing tech-based domestic, family or sexual violence. Developed by the eSafety Commissioner. 

View the Online Safety Checklist

eSafety Women

Australian women can take control of their online experiences, and access support and resources. Developed by the eSafety Commissioner.

Access resources for eSafety women

The Orange Door

The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who have experienced family violence. Also provides assistance to families who need extra support with the care of children.

Contact the Orange Door service near you

Women's technology safety and privacy toolkit

Online privacy and safety tips for women in the workplace and at home. Includes smartphone privacy and location safety information, tips and support resources. The Toolkit is a Safety Net Australia Project of WESNET. 

Access the Women's Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit

Youth - Ages 12-25 Stay Safe Online

Youth Services - ages 12-25

Find ways to stay safe online if you are aged between 12-25. Find help to answer your questions in tough times and beyond in Greater Dandenong.

View services that support ages 12-25 in Greater Dandenong

It's Time We Talked

A violence prevention program to find support and have the conversation about the influence of pornography. Formerly known as Reality & Risk. 

Visit It's time we talked

eSafety Young People

Learn how to deal with common issues affecting young people online. Topics include bullying, nude photos, online dating, gaming, online hate, catfishing and more. Provided by the eSafety Commissioner. 

Find out more about eSafety for young people