Internet Filter Software and Safe Surfing on the Internet
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esafety has replaced the cybersmart program.
Visit esafety for more information and resources on how to help protect children and families while surfing the internet safely link esafety
- There are specific areas of interest for various Internet users for example:
- Anti-bullying information including dealing with online trolls
- Social media monitoring
- Inappropriate content
- Links to fun games
- Materials and resources for schools, parents and carers
In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. Reference: Wikipedia
Internet filter software
The Australian Government ended the NetAlert filtering scheme for Australian Citizens in 2009/2010. The Australian Government NetAlert website no longer exists as such, and doesn't offer or support the free filter software anymore. The government instead, has initiated Stay Smart Online as part of their online cybersafety program. Stay Smary Online was developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) which is a statutory authority within the federal government portfolio of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.
Stay Smart Online
Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.
Link Stay Smart Online
Friendly Family Filters
Help keep your kids safer online. Sign in to your Microsoft account to help manage your kid's online activity.
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Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network
To avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime, we all need to accept responsibility for our own security and safety online. This means using safe online practices and being aware of the ways that criminals try to obtain personal information online.
There are some practical things you can do to help protect against and prevent cybercrime, including:
1. being on the lookout for email scams
2. securing your computer from cybercrime attacks
3. staying safe on social media
4. exercising caution when shopping online
5. keeping your personal information protected
6. adopting strategies to prevent exposure to inappropriate online content.
For more information and advice about how to protect yourself online, you may wish to consider The Golden Rules for Online Safety developed by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency
Visit www.acorn.gov.au/ and download their PDF documents.
You should also visit Stay Smart Online.
If you have been a victim of cybercrime, please view the ACORN support page for information about services available to help you.
Reference December 2014: Source of information available from ACORN www.acorn.gov.au
Last Updated on: 7/04/2016