As the internet plays an ever-expanding role in our communities, practising
safer online habits and awareness becomes increasingly important in everyday life.
February 11 is Safer Internet Day, and is an occasion on which millions of people
worldwide shine a spotlight on online safety and encourage the creation of a better
internet environment by raising awareness of vital online habits.
Here are some tips you can follow to help yourself and others stay safe online:
- Protect and be aware of your online information. Be sure to use a range of passwords for your accounts and avoid posting endangering or sensitive information online.
- Be aware of possible scams and phishing emails. With unknown contacts or unexpected requests, be sure to avoid links and don’t provide any personal information or money.
- Maintain control over your tech. Be sure to explore privacy and parental controls on your devices, wifi networks, accounts, computers, and smart TVs.
- Stand up and help others. Report abusive behaviour if encountered and assist others in staying safe online, especially those who aren’t as tech-savvy.
Take part in this year’s Safer Internet Day and help make every day online a safer one.
Learn more about how to get involved at the Australian eSafety Commissioner website.