Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and the simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.


  • 12 May 2015

    National Consumer Fraud Week 18-24 May 2015

    This year’s annual National Consumer Fraud Week campaign, ‘Get smarter with your data’, runs from 18 to 24 May 2015. SCAMwatch is asking Australians to think about the importance of protecting their personal information to safeguard themselves from identity theft.

  • 22 Apr 2015

    Privacy Awareness Week 3-9 May 2015

    The theme for 2015 is Privacy everyday, it emphasises the need for organisations to embed privacy practices into business as usual processes, and for individuals and the community to think about how to protect privacy in their everyday lives.

  • 24 Mar 2015

    What we talk about when we talk about cyber security

    The risks we may be unaware of or not quite prepared for when we talk about children, safety and the digital world: Part I of a series on cybersecurity in early childhood education and care by Early Childhood Australia

  • Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce

    10 Mar 2015

    Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce

    As part of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce, the Australian Institute of Criminology is conducting its annual consumer fraud survey. This snapshot of the public's exposure to consumer fraud helps improve prevention, detection and prosecution. Have you experienced fraud or some sort of scam attempt? Here's your chance to tell your story!

  • digiconfession

    02 Mar 2015


    Anyone can make a mistake online. Check out GoDigi – A National Digital Literacy Project to help people realise their online potential has published several amusing #digiconfessions that show that everyone has trouble with technology sometimes.

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  • Tip:

    Investigate anti-virus software to install on your phone.

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