Fraser Coast Libraries is now a certified eSmart library. The accreditation was achieved following extensive staff training and a public education program in collaboration with Telstra Foundation and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, which formed a partnership in 2012 to develop and implement eSmart Libraries.
eSmart Libraries is a cyber safety framework designed to fully equip libraries, staff and library users with the skills they need for smart, safe and responsible use of digital technology.
Improve your digital habits with eSmart Libraries.
An introduction to eSmart libraries with a range of videos, guides, testimonials and case studies.
For further information, visit www.esmart.org.au/esmart-libraries/
An Australian Government site that looks at hoaxes, hackers, spyware, malware, password protection and prevention.
For further information, visit staysmartonline.gov.au
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner has wide-ranging federal powers to manage serious cases of cyberbullying.
Click on the link below to report illegal or offensive content, or for help using their complaint service.
Housing more than 300 short videos and guidance pages on social media, eSafety issues and eSafety partners, learn more information about the process or request a presentation at your library.
For further details, visit esafety.gov.au/complaints-and-reporting.
The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network is the official government site for adults to report cybercrime incidents which may be in breach of Australian law.
For more information, visit acorn.gov.au.
A snapshot of the leading online games, apps and social networking sites. Click on each of the apps to find out more about their terms and conditions including privacy, age restrictions, reporting, blocking and account guidelines.
For further information, visit esafety.gov.au/esafety-information.
A leading site focused on online safety for teenagers. It has two sections – one for parents and one for young people (11 to 17 years) and includes information on issues including sexting, digital reputation and online relationships.
For more details, visit esafety.gov.au/young-people.
Created by cyber safety experts, teachers and psychologists, the eSmart Digital Licence is an engaging way to develop eSmart skills. Complete the free, 10-question, trial quiz or upgrade and earn a full digital licence.
For further information, visit digitallicence.com.au
Find up-to-date information on frauds and scams. You can use this site to report an internet scam and learn about the types of scams. Subscribe to the email list to receive up-to-date information on the types of scams currently circulating.
For more information, visit scamwatch.gov.au.
Find out how to report, block and reduce spam. Information is provided for both email and text spam.
For further details, visit https://www.acma.gov.au/stop-getting-spam
The ACCC website provides advice on how to follow up complaints when online shopping goes wrong.
What are the pitfalls and what recourse is available to consumers?
For further information, visit http://www.accc.gov.au
Visit the Australian Copyright Council website for wide-ranging information on a variety of online copyright issues.
For more details, visit copyright.org.au
This online resource is for ‘parenting in the digital age’ and will explain how to play a role in ensuring a child’s online experience is positive and safe.
For further information, visit esafety.gov.au/iparent.
The ‘eSafety Women’ resources aim to help women manage technology risks and abuse by providing the tools they need to be confident when online.
For further information, visit esafety.gov.au/women.
Common Sense Media rates apps and websites in the same way as books and movies. Each is given a traditional rating from G to R and a second rating based on educational value.
For further information, visit commonsensemedia.org.
A community-based project that supports young people, parents, schools, government and the community sector to understand and address the influence of online pornography.
For more information, visit www.itstimewetalked.com.au.
A website aimed at first-time internet users. Easy to read, it covers 11 basic topics.
For more details, visit gcflearnfree.org/internetbasics/.
This site helps to improve the digital literacy skills of older Australians. It includes ‘self-teach' videos, face-to-face training locations and trainer guides. Available in English and 11 other languages.
For further information, visit telstra.com.au/tech-savvy-seniors.