Sunday, 19 Jan 2020

Making the internet safer

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday 11 February 2020, Life Education is pleased to be supporting the work of Australia’s eSafety Commissioner by spreading online safety messages and promoting the positive use of digital technology.

Celebrated in over 150 countries and following the theme: ‘Together for a better internet’, Safer Internet Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the role we can all play in creating a better and safer internet for our community.

Top tips for safer internet

1. Be an upstander. If you see abuse online, report and delete it  

2. Protect your personal information online. By using a different password for each account and turning on privacy settings on devices, apps, and social accounts

3. Tame the tech. Explore how to set access and parental controls on home wifi networks, gaming consoles, mobile devices and smart TVs 

4. Be conscious of your online profile.  Don’t post anything that may put you in danger, affect your reputation or be used against you

5. Stay on the lookout for scams and phishing contacts – don’t click links, give out personal information or send money in response to an unexpected request

6. Help others to be safe online – especially family and friends who aren’t tech-savvy 

Helping kids thrive online - FREE webinar

Hosted by the eSafety Commissioner, these FREE parent webinars are a great opportunity to get the latest information and strategies to keep your child safe online and manage technology at home.

WHEN 12 February 8pm
14 February 12pm
AUDIENCE Parents and carers of young people aged 5-12 years old

These sessions will cover:

  • ideas to ‘Start the chat’ about harmful content, contact with strangers and online bullying
  • strategies for addressing common digital parenting challenges
  • skills that young people need to protect themselves online
  • how to get help if things go wrong

Please help spread the word. The first step to safer internet is to talk about the potential risks and ways to avoid them.

Is your school cyber-safe?

Find out more about our bCyberwise module and request a visit from Life Education

bCyberwise Booking enquiry