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eSmart Libraries Logo The City of Charles Sturt is committed to assisting you in increasing your knowledge, skills and awareness in online safety and in partnership with “The Alannah and Madeline “and the “Telstra” Foundations the Charles Sturt Library Service is working towards becoming an “eSmart Library”.

Here are some informative resources that you might find helpful.

Basic ways to stay safe online

Stay Smart Online logo How do I stay safe online?

Learn how to stay safe – from using your “Smartphone” through to “Online dating” and lots more.

http://www.acma.gov.au/Citizen/Internet/esecurity/Staying-safe-online

Take a look at these websites if you would like to know more about the pitfalls of online shopping and other “Scams”
http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/tag/OnlineAuctionShoppingScams

https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/internet/stay-smart-online/computers

Safe searching techniques

Safe searching tips
https://www.google.com/safetycenter/families/start/

Google search engine for kid’s
http://www.safesearchkids.com/

Spam and scams

What is spam?
http://www.acma.gov.au/theACMA/understanding-spam-i-acma

How to report spam
http://www.acma.gov.au/Citizen/Internet/esecurity/Spam/reporting-spam-i-acma

Scamwatch – various types of scams
www.scamwatch.gov.au

How to protect yourself against scams
http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/tag/HowToProtectYourself

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. Find out more about what cyberbullying is…

Bullying No Way website
http://au.reachout.com/cyberbullying

Kids help line on cyberbullying
http://kidshelpline.com.au/kids/tips/staying-safe-online/

Cyberbullying - ACMA search
http://www.acma.gov.au/Google-Site-Search?q=cyberbullying

Parent/Caregiver

acma logo Would you like to know more about protecting yourself and your children?

This website produced by the South Australian Police shares some useful  tips for internet safety and security: http://www.sapolice.sa.gov.au/sapol/safety_security/safety_security_tips/internet_safety_and_security.jsp

Share this video clip with your children and see how important it is to be careful about what information your child discloses on the internet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o8auwnJtqE&feature=player_embedded

Cybersmart resources for parents, teachers and children
www.cybersmart.gov.au

eSafety Resources
https://www.esafety.gov.au/

What to do if your child is cyberbullied?
https://www.esafety.gov.au/esafety-information/esafety-issues/cyberbullying 

Young People

What goes online, stays online… Forever!

Head in the “Cloud”, “Cyberslap” – what’s it all about??
http://cybersmart.gov.au/Teens.aspx

Know your rights!!!
http://www.lawstuff.org.au/

Children

Cyber Smart logo Be a “Cybersmart surfer” – click on these links to find out more.

Mobiles!! Games!! Social Networking!!! So many awesome ways to chat with your  friends, play games and download music. But make sure you know the safety rules. Check it out!!
http://kidsmart.org.uk/

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