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

Students

These Toolkit for Universities resources are designed for use by students.

Did you know that more than 35 percent of reports of image-based-abuse made to eSafety relate to young adults in the 18-24 age group? This same age group accounts for over 60 percent of all enrolments at Australian universities. 

Image-based abuse is the sharing of intimate images without the consent of the person pictured. It is just one form of online abuse that can be experienced by students of any age.

Resources

These Toolkit for Universities resources are focused on helping students understand the types of online abuse they could encounter and how to take action to prevent and respond to online safety incidents. The information is useful at uni, at home, in the workplace and while hanging out.

The first two resources are universal. They cover the basics of online safety, and targeted information for supporting women (who are more likely than men to experience online abuse). 

The remaining resources are specific to this audience. They include tips for building your confidence while navigating the online world, managing your time online and how to take action if you or someone you know experiences online abuse.