Online safety

Cyber bullying

Cyberbullying is the repeated use of the internet, mobile phones and other technologies to bully, intimidate and humiliate others. It differs from other bullying because it often continues outside of school and work hours, can happen 24/7 and sometimes you may not know who is behind it.

A factsheet on Cyberbullying is available here

Protecting your reputation online

When you send something digitally, either via your mobile phone or over the internet, you lose control over who sees it or what they do with it. You may never be able to permanently delete the image or text and it’s important to consider what impact this could have on you, your family and friends and even your employment opportunities.

Before you send something online, think about where you are sending it and where it might end up.

A factsheet on Managing your Reputation is available here

ThinkUKnow - cyber safety program

ThinkUKnow is a cyber safety program which aims to educate and raise awareness amongst parents, teachers and carers about how young people are using technology, and how to help them overcome the challenges they may face online in a safe and ethical way.

ThinkUKnow Australia is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Microsoft Australia, Datacom and the Commonwealth Bank, and is delivered in collaboration with policing partners New South Wales Police Force, Northern Territory Police, Queensland Police Service, South Australia Police, Tasmania Police, Western Australia Police as well as Neighborhood Watch Australasia.

To find out more about the ThinkUKnow program, or to book a free cyber safety education session, visit the ThinkUKnow website

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