Cybersafety is term that refers to being prepared and educated to deal with a number of potential online risks. 

Cyberbullying and cybercrimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Online scams
  • Illegal downloading of copyrighted material
  • Online exploitation
  • Trolling
  • Identity theft
  • Viruses and malware.

Stirling Libraries are eSmart accredited and committed to providing an environment where community members feel safe when using our online services for learning, entertainment, support and education.


    Cybersafety tips

    • Do not share your log in details and passwords with others

    • Do not give out personal or financial details

    • Report any bullying, harassment or unlawful behaviour to the relevant authorities/mediators
    • Think carefully before posting content online - this includes sharing photographs and videos
    • Avoid opening emails or downloading attachments from unknown senders
    • Ensure children under 12 years of age are supervised when using computers.

    Top Tip

    Children under the age of 12 years are best supervised when using computers to ensure their safety online.

    Reporting online incidents

    If you experience an incident online, it's important to report it to the relevant Government department to ensure these matters are followed up on.

    TypeReporting information

    Report to local police 13 14 44

    Online fraudReport to local police 13 14 44
    Cyber Security, data breaches & hackingAustralian Cyber Security Centre
    Online abuse and/or bullyingeSafety Commissioner at
    Scams (Internet-based or email)Report to SCAMwatch - Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
    Online child exploitationContact Australian Federal Police via the online child protection form
    SpamReport to ACMA
    Faulty goods or services purchased onlineReport to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)
    Internet banking fraudContact your bank for advice on whether to report to local police

    Cybersafety useful links and resources

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