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The Internet is by far one of the most world-changing inventions of human history, and like other revolutionary creations, it also has an ugly side. You can safely traverse the Internet wilderness if you keep in mind some simple recommendations and guidelines. We've provided the following resources to help you understand how to keep yourself safe online and start you on your cyber-safety journey.

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Stay Smart Online provides topical, relevant and timely information on how home Internet users and small businesses can protect themselves from, and reduce the risk of, cyber-security threats.

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Leads the online safety efforts of government, industry and the not-for profit community. It acts as a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, identifying and removing illegal online content, tackling image-based abuse.

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An easy-to-read guide to the basics of staying safe on the Internet provided by Open Colleges.

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Go Digi is a digital literacy program with the goal of supporting more than 300,000 Australians to improve their digital skills. It provides guides to various online environments.

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A collection of articles, videos, and other resources on Internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy. 

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The Be Connected website, managed by the eSafety Commissioner, offers hundreds of free resources – including self-paced courses, online presentations, articles, podcasts, and even a games and skills practice area – to help older Australians and those who support them to keep their online skills sharp and increase their confidence using the internet and digital devices.