Today, Australian Minister Conroy launched the “cybersafety help button,” that give you quick access to help and information on cybersafety. Once downloaded, it sits on the computer desktop or within the taskbar. When you click the button, you’re taken directly to a web page where you can “talk”, “report” or “learn” about cybersafety issues. The idea is to provide easy to understand and relevant information, advice and reporting functions – encouraging us all to “be safe, to be smart, and to play our part” in creating a safe online world.
There’re times when young people using the internet need help and advice on how to handle a situation that disturbs them–such as when they’re subjected to cyberbullying, or receive other unwanted contact, or see content that’s upsetting.
- talk to a counsellor about cyberbullying or anything else that’s worrying or upsetting them
- report cyberbullying, inappropriate or offensive online material, scams and fraud, or unwanted contact
- learn how to stay safe online with tips and information on a range of cybersafety issues.