Cybersafety

 A quick chat about Cybersafety

The internet offers many opportunities that improve outstation life but there are also some unpleasant things to avoid and some responsibility to take. You need to be careful for children and help them learn to be safe online.
 
This page is a quick list of things to check out if you have only a few minutes, though we have some links to more information. Now you have Internet access you can also Google anything you are interested in learning.
 
Don't access pornography
  • Pornography harms people including you.
  • It is illegal in Australia.
  • This Internet access is monitored so don't be caught and
  • Don't be the person who causes your community to lose access. 
Stranger danger
  •  Only talk to people you know and accept friends or contact from people you know.
  • Do not agree to meet people face to face if you or your family do not know and trust them.
  • Do not give personal details on the Internet, like where you live or where you will be, personal phone numbers and never give anybody banking or other financial information.
  • Look at your privacy settings on social networking sites. 
Do not harm people or hurt them by what you say
  • Bullying online, teasing or spreading rumors is bullying and bullying is always the wrong thing to do.
  • Be supportive of others online and always be nice.
  • Cyberbullying can lead to dreadful results for the victims. 
Be careful what you put online - your Footprint on the Internet
  • You leave footprints in cyberspace, so always be kind and considerate and don't post messages or photos you don’t want people to see now or ever.
  • Pictures of you and everything you say is available on the Internet for a long time. Don't let today's actions harm your life.
  • People make judgements about you by what they see online, even when they do not know you. Future employers, police and others may search for your Digital footprint.
  • Search for yourself and see how big your Digital footprint is.
  • Don't share to poke fun
  • Only share stuff you own
Scams online.
  • People will try and scam money from you.
  • If a deal or unexpected lottery win is too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Don’t fall in love online and start sending that person money for tickets to come and see you.
  • Never give anyone your bank account details - use Paypal to send money and have money deposited.
  • Think before you sign up for anything or share information.
 
Marketing tricks

  • Free rarely means free always.
  • Ads on pages and apps can look like normal pages and once clicked, often keep annoying you or sign you up to services that may cost you money.
  • Watch out for mobile phone text deals too which cost you till you opt out.
 

Great general sites

 Cybersmart at
 
Stay Smart Online at
 
SCAMwatch at
 
ThinkUKnow at