Week three

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Scams, identity theft, cyber bullying- Stay smart online

The Australian Government provides Internet safety awareness seminars all around Australia. This would be a great educational experience for teachers and pre-service teachers to attend. The 2014 Awareness Week will be held from the 2-6th of June all around the country. The aim of the Awareness week is to help Australians using the internet to understand the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information.


Remember the Top 10 Tips

Stay Smart Online encourages all Australians to remember these ten simple tips to improve their online security:

  1. Install and update your security software and set it to scan regularly
  2. Turn on automatic updates on all your software, particularly your operating system and applications
  3. Use strong passwords and different passwords for different uses
  4. Stop and think before you click on links and attachments
  5. Take care when buying online – research the supplier and use a safe payment method
  6. Only download “apps” from reputable publishers and read all permission requests
  7. Regularly check your privacy settings on social networking sites
  8. Stop and think before you post any photos or financial information online
  9. Talk with your child about staying safe online, including on their smart phone or mobile device
  10. Report or talk to someone if you feel uncomfortable or threatened online – download the Government’s Cybersafety Help Button




(Noontec, 2009)


APA 6th Edition Referencing 

Commonwealth of Australia 2010, (2014). © Stay Smart Online. Retrieved on April 28th 2014 from website: https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/

Noontec. (Photographer). (2009). Change your TV to be smart TV [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://en.noontec.com/Products/Androidbox/A9mini.html






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