On Tuesday the 11th of February we celebrated Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is a chance to start conversations about online safety in our schools and communities and help create a better internet for everyone. Safer Internet Day is a worldwide annual event, held in 150 countries and managed by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner in Australia.
Cybercrime is an issue that affects all Australians and can have a huge financial and emotional cost to individuals, businesses and society.
The risk of cybercrime is rising every day, and is an issue for people of all ages, including children and young people.
Stay Smart Online Week, which runs from 7-13th of October this year, is a national awareness-raising week hosted by the Australian Cyber Security Centre and the Australian Government that encourages all Australians to take active steps to protect themselves online. The message this year is 'Together, we can reverse the threat of cybercrime', which encourages us to see the problem as something that affects everyone and therefore needs to be addressed by everyone.