Cyber Safety

Cyber Safety

Cyber safety has become an increasingly important aspect of keeping our communities safe. Council is committed to raising awareness of the risks the internet may pose for people of all ages.

The internet is an excellent source of information and entertainment however it is important to be aware of the many risks and how to minimise these, particularly for children and teenagers. It is important to teach young people how to be a responsible cyber citizen. Issues children may face when using the internet include:

  • cyber bullying
  • digital reputation
  • having unknown contacts in social networking
  • sexting
  • unwanted sexual contact
  • identity theft and the spread of personal information
  • offensive or illegal content
  • excessive internet use
  • the trade of illicit products

Safer Internet Day is held annually on 6 February 2024.

For more information about what to look out for and where to get help, visit NSW Police.

For more information and tips on how to stay Cyber Smart, visit Cyber Smart.