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

Online abuse and scams

How to keep your personal information safe and avoid being taken advantage of online.

There is plenty to enjoy in the online world, but you are right to be alert to the risks. We can help you understand what to look out for so you can explore safely.

The links on this page take you to free courses and activities on the Be Connected website. Be Connected is an Australian government initiative developed by eSafety and the Department of Social Services to increase the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians.

eSafety with Be Connected

This program has been developed by eSafety as part of the Be Connected initiative. Be Connected increases the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians.

Register to take part in free online presentations featuring the following topics:

  • Can you spot a scam?
  • Protect yourself against scams
  • Safer online shopping and banking
  • Selling safely online
  • Staying safe on Facebook
  • All you need to know about data and public Wi-Fi

Register now