The internet has brought the world into our living rooms providing access to vast resources of information and the opportunity to meet and communicate with people from around the world. However, like every element of society, the internet has its share of dangers and risks.
Cyber security for children
As a parent, it can be difficult to remain up-to-date with technology and associated issues to help children use the internet safely.
To become better informed, the Australian Consumer Media Authority (ACMA) has developed a useful resource centre for parents:
Recent reports suggest that there were more than 70,000 different scams being conducted per year. Some involve ATM or point of sale card skimming, dating and romance scams, and fake lottery scams.
For further information, view the Australian Competition and Consumer Commisions ACCC’s SCAMwatch. You can also download the little black book of scams here or obtain a hard copy from the Council customer service centres.
If you believe that you have been a victim of a scam, please contact Police and report it.