Tips on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic

Help in Easy Read format

Being safe online

Easy to read online safety advice with images to support the key messages.

These resources are for people with low literacy, or with intellectual or cognitive disability. They are in Easy Read format, sometimes known as 'Easy English'.

A support person may help the reader to understand the information and make decisions about the advice.

These downloadable booklets:

  • explain one idea per sentence
  • use basic language and grammar
  • use subheadings, bullet points and white space to break up the text
  • use a simple font, layout and design
  • use images that are easily understood and add meaning to the text.

For children and adults

Being safe online

This booklet helps the reader understand how to stay safe online, the concepts of privacy and online friends, and how to get help if something goes wrong. 

Cyberbullying – a guide for people under 18 

This booklet explains what cyberbullying is, how to report it, and how to get help if you are bullied online.  

For adults

What you can do about image-based abuse

This booklet and poster explain the concept of image-based abuse and how to get help if it happens.

Image-based abuse means sharing or threatening to share an intimate image or video without the consent of the person shown in it.

What you can do about abuse through technology

This booklet explains the concept of technology-facilitated abuse and how to get help if it happens.

Technology-facilitated abuse is behaviour that uses digital technology to harass, monitor, impersonate or threaten someone in order to control, frighten or humiliate them.