Training




Securing your mobile device

• Investigate anti-virus software to install on your phone
• Keep your device's software and apps up to date
• Lock your device with a passcode, password or biometric when not in use
• Learn about the best way to create and store passwords
• Only download apps from reputable publishers
• Do not use public Wi-Fi for online banking, shopping or other financial transactions
• Reset factory settings before disposing of an old device
• Follow Stay Smart Online on Facebook


Securing your desktop or laptop computer

• Install security software from a verified provider and set it to update automatically
• Keep your application software and operating system up to date
• Secure your home and office Wi-Fi with encryption and a password
• Back up your data regularly
• Use strong passwords
• Use different passwords for different
• Learn about the best way to create and store passwords
• Do not respond to emails that ask you for a password or financial information
• Be cautious of emails asking you to click on links or attachments
• Do not use public computers for online banking, shopping or other financial transactions


Protecting your online accounts

• Use strong passwords and locks and change them regularly
• Use different passwords for different uses
• Use two-factor authentication whenever possible
• Learn about the best way to create and store passwords
• Lock your mobile device with a passcode, password or biometric when not in use
• Secure your home and office Wi-Fi with encryption and a password


Safely connecting and sharing

• Regularly check your privacy settings on social networking sites
• Stop and think before you post any photos, personal or financial information online
• Be nice online and consider others' feelings and reputations
• Report or talk to someone if you feel uncomfortable or threatened online
• Use strong passwords and a different password for each social networking site
• Don't share your passwords with anyone
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Protecting your child

• Talk with your child about staying safe online
• Report or talk to someone if you feel uncomfortable or threatened online
• Teach your child to report or talk to someone if they feel uncomfortable or threatened online
• Talk with your child about protecting their reputation online
• Talk with your child about the importance of good behaviour online
• Sit with your child when they are online and monitor online activities
• Stop and think before you post any photos, personal or financial information online
• Report or talk to someone if you feel uncomfortable or threatened online
• Use strong passwords and a different password for each social networking site
• Don't share your passwords with anyone
• Use activities and teaching resources to prepare your child and yourself
• Turn off the location services on your child's phone
• Download the Government's Cybersafety Help Button


Buying online

• Do your research and shop around
• Only deal with trusted and reliable businesses and sellers
• Check quality, warranty and return/refund and complaints' policies
• Check the buying and selling tips on the sites you are using
• Keep your personal details private and secure
• Always use a secure payment method
• Never send bank or credit card details in an email
• Never send wire transfers to anyone you don't know and trust
• Use strong passwords and locks and change them regularly
• Learn about the best way to create and store passwords
• Contact your financial institution, selling platform, police and SCAMwatch if you think you've been scammed


Selling online

• Install security software from a verified provider and set it to update automatically
• Secure your home and office Wi-Fi with encryption and a password
• Develop clear policies for staff using your computer or network
• Offer clear terms and conditions
• Always use a secure payment method
• Avoid bank transfers and direct debits
• Never send wire transfers to anyone you don't know and trust
• Check the buying and selling tips on the sites you are using
• When using a selling platform, make sure it is trusted and reliable
• Back up your data regularly
• Use strong passwords and locks and change them regularly
• Learn about the best way to create and store passwords
• Beware of scams, including by fake suppliers and customers
• Independently confirm that payment has been made before supplying goods
• Contact your financial institution, selling platform, police and SCAMwatch if you think you've been scammed
• Subscribe to the Stay Smart Online Alert Service



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