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

COVID-19 Alert

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) it may take longer than usual to address all reports or enquiries made with our investigation teams.

Please continue to submit reports and we will review them as soon as possible.

If you are worried about your safety or are at risk of harm right now contact police immediately by calling Triple Zero (000).

If you need someone to talk to and are under 25, contact Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800).
For all other ages, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Staying safer online

How to use the internet safely and protect yourself online.

The internet is a wonderful place to explore, and it can help you do a lot of things easily. As there are some risks, we show you some simple strategies to help keep you safer online.

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.