For building online safety skills

Cyber and Digital Literacy Resources

Self Learning Portals

eSmart Digital Licence

Develop eSmart skills by completing a free 10-question sample quiz or upgrade to the full 80-question quiz

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Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors

Develops digital literacy skills of older Australians. Includes ‘self-teach' videos, face-to-face training locations, and multi-languages fact sheets

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Netsmartz Workshop

Online and self-paced training modules suited to library staff teaching internet safety to children

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Be Connected

New easy-to-use online platform hosting a library of topics for self-directional learning for every Australian. Join the Network to access a range of handy resources.

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Online Awareness

Protecting your computer

Look at the latest online threats and learn how to respond and protect yourself

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Little Black Book of Scams

The ACCC website provides a pocket sized guide to spotting, avoiding and reporting consumer fraud. Order free Guides for your library

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Find out how to report, block and reduce spam. A focus on e-security, computer fraud and identity theft

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Online Copyright

An A-Z link to online copyright information. Specific library documents relating to fair use and library exemptions

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Cyber Initiatives


An online resource for parenting in the digital age and how to play a role in ensuring a child’s online experience is positive and safe

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eSafety Women

Helps women manage technology risks and abuse by providing tools to be confident when online

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eSafe Spaces

This program aims to give library staff the confidence to assist children affected by cyber bullying

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Citizen ACMA

Looks at online security, spams and how to minimise the risk of excessive internet use for adults and young people

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Age Appropriate Guidelines

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media rates apps and websites in the same way as books and movies. Each is given a traditional rating from G to R and a second rating based on educational value

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Video Games

Outlines the impact of video games on the whole community. Lists benefits, risks, concerns and age-appropriate suggestions

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Games, Apps and Social Networking

Top 50 apps, games and social networking sites listed. Learn about privacy, age restrictions, blocking and reporting

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Online Entertainment and Technology

Common parental concerns are discussed along with a range of video’s suitable for pre-teens and teens

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Young People

Teenagers and the internet

Focusing on online safety for teenagers. Two sections (parents and 11-17 years) includes digital reputation and online relationships

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Exposure to online pornography

A community-based project that supports young people and parents to address the influence of online pornography

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Outlines digital citizenship and offers multiple resources. Highly suitable for school community libraries

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Information outlining young people's legal rights and obligations in every Australian state and territory

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Learning Tools

GCF Learn Free

A website aimed at first time internet users. Easy to read and manageable bite-sized modules for self-learning, covering 11 basic topics

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Good Things Foundation - Learn My Way

Free online beginner courses to help develop basic digital skills. Learn how to use a computer, browse the web, send an email and find work online

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Google Safety Tools and Advice

Learn about safety tools designed to help manage the security and privacy of your personal data

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Staying Safe Online

Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your devices with tips and resources

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Online Reporting Channels

Reporting cyber bullying for under 18’s

A national ‘go to’ website for under 18’s to report illegal content, or get help removing offensive online material

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Complaints and reporting for adults

The official government site for adults to report cybercrime incidents which may breach Australian law

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Scams and the Internet

Report scams to the ACCC and learn about types of scams and how to protect yourself

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ASIC’s MoneySmart

Report financial and investment scams to ASIC. Identifies how various financial scams work

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State and Territory Police Online Information


Safety and security tips, booklets and fact sheets

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VIC Police

Advice, support and further information regarding online safety

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NSW Police

Parent guides outlining valuable preventative action for online safety

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QLD Police

Information, tips and programs addressing various online safety issues

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AFP Police (ACT)

Advice for young people and parents to manage the online world safely. Link to Constable Kenny Koala’s website

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WA Police

How to recognise online predators. Safety tips and fact sheets for parents

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NT Police

Online safety tips for parents and children

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TAS Police

Common features of scams, useful links and how to report fraud

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