Awareness Week


The internet has become part of our lives for socialising, sharing information, shopping, banking and doing business. This means we need to manage our financial and personal information to stay safe and secure online.

Stay Smart Online Week

Stay Smart Online Week aims to help Australians using the internet – whether at home, at work or at school – understand the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.

Stay Smart Online Week 2014 was the seventh consecutive annual event conducted by the Australian Government in partnership with around 1,700 organisations across the private sector, the community sector and all levels of government.

The2014 theme - 'On The Go' - reflected the importance of staying safe and secure online while using mobile devices when social networking, banking, shopping, and navigating the internet.

Stay Smart Online Week 2014 also marked the launch of ‘Do You Stay Smart Online?’, the song to help Australians stay safe and secure online.

Get Involved

1. Become a partner

Around 1,700 partners (including around 800 schools) came together to spread the message of online safety and security during the Stay Smart Online Week 2014. See our full list of partners here.

Being a partner simply means supporting activities and messages to promote Stay Smart Online Week. There are no financial obligations or legal contracts involved – all that is needed is your organisation's commitment to help spread the message about online security. Contact us for more information or download the latest Partner Information Pack.

2. Spread Stay Smart Online Week messages

Free materials are available to promote Stay Smart Online and can be downloaded below.

3. Share research and information

Stay Smart Online encourages the community to share research outcomes and information relating to online safety and security via the Stay Smart Online Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.

4. Remember the Top Tips

Stay Smart Online provides top tips for all Australians to improve their online security under the following themes:

For more information

Stay Smart Online Programs
Department of Communications
GPO Box 2154
Canberra ACT 2601

Tammy Wolffs
Tel: 02 6271 7062

  • Link to the SSO RSS page
  • Link to the SSO YouTube page
  • Link to the SSO Twitter page
  • Link to the SSO Facebook page
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  • Tip:

    Never send wire transfers to anyone you don’t know and trust.