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Online safety for grandparents and carers

Using computers and other internet-connected devices can be a great way for kids to play, learn and socialise – but there are also risks. 

As a grandparent or carer, you have an important role to play in protecting the online safety of the children in your life. But knowing how to help them can be tricky, especially if you are not a tech expert. Our Online safety for grandparents and carers guide is designed to make it easier for you. 

Grandparents and carers guide

The Online safety for grandparents and carers guide provides advice about online safety issues that can affect children and young people. It includes a range of practical tips to help you talk about issues and manage them.

You will find information on many topics, from setting up devices safely right through to managing time online, dealing with cyberbullying and preventing unsafe contact from strangers.

There is also a section about online gaming and social media use, with a handy guide to some of the most popular sites and apps.

Download a copy for later

A copy of this guide can be downloaded to your own computer or device, so you can read it offline when you have no internet connection. You can even print it yourself, from the file.

Click on this file link to download the guide:

Order the guide

The guide is also available as a printed hardcopy, free of charge to Australian residents. Click on the 'ORDER NOW' button below and fill out your details on the email that appears, then we will send it to you.

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Learn digital skills with Be Connected

You can learn more about using the internet safely and improve your digital skills and knowledge on the Be Connected website. Be Connected provides free online courses, presentations and resources for older Australians.


This resource has been developed by eSafety as part of the Be Connected Initiative. Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative developed to increase the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians.

Last updated: 29/08/2022