Security and safety

The internet offers incredible opportunities and information for people of all ages, and it connects us in a way that we have never been connected before – especially in rural, regional and remote areas.

It means that we can more easily stay in touch with people, in spite of geographic distances. We can ring or instant message our children (perhaps at boarding school) and they can stay in touch with their family and friends, regardless of how far away they are.

But there is a darker side to this new accessibility – and like a ‘real world’ highway, certain rules need to be adhered to so that everyone can have a safe experience.

We have gathered some basic tips and tools, along with some vital links, to help keep your online experiences as positive as possible.


The eSafety Commissioner aims to help all Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online. They have a range of guides that help you understand how to improve your confidence, skills and online safety.

There is advice for:

Security – scams, phishing, and privacy

Scammers are constantly changing the ways they work and adapting to new technologies. To keep yourself safe, it’s important to know how scammers can use phones and the internet to try to profit from your personal information.

ACCAN has information on keeping yourself safe and secure online.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) provides advice and information about how to protect you, your family and your business online.

Choice has a range of articles to provide support for Internet privacy and safety.

Need more information?

Contact our Helpdesk directly.