The Noosa Library Service is currently working towards achieving eSmart status as part of the eSmart libraries program.
To assist you to stay safe, here are some tips and tricks for going online.
The following resources will assist you to stay safe online.
Enhancing online safety for children
Stay Smart Online
Telstra cybersafety website Digital safety tips and tricks to protect your privacy and secure your devices.
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Founded in 2006, a global organization that assists government, industry, media, educators, schools and parent communities to understand the challenges of living and working in the digital world.
Cyber Safety for Seniors
PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION (go back to the top)
- Use a STRONG password
- Use a different password for every account
- Change your passwords regularly
Scams, phishing and hoaxes
- Be suspicious
- Don’t click on links within an email. Visit the sites website yourself to check it out or google the site to make sure it is safe.
- Don’t reveal too much information about yourself
- If using social media, use the privacy settings and restrict who can see your posts
- Before filling in forms online, check the websites terms and conditions to see if it is secure
KEEPING YOUR GEAR SAFE
Use antivirus software
Regularly update your operating system and apps
Set passcode protection for your device
Pay attention to website addresses, avoid suspicious websites
Back up regularly
Wipe clean old devices before discarding
SCAMS AND HOAXES
Do some research, do a google search if you are not sure about a message or person
Protect your personal information
Learn to identify scams and phishing
Unsolicited contact should raise your suspicions
Phishing scams (fake electronic messages) can include company logos and slogans. Real organisations would never ask you to enter your personal details or click on a log on link from within a message.
Don’t open attachments or click links in suspicious emails or websites
Stay with trusted websites and apps
Check website addresses are written correctly, or have a https address for important websites.
A small padlock in the address bar will indicate a safer page. Type in a banking website address yourself, don’t click links in emails.
Popups and notifications.
Avoid clicking on popups (small ads which pop up in a separate page)
Australian Government Stay Smart Online