Cyber safe parents

Information and resources to help families stay safe online.

– Explore websites and engage in games together
– Manage privacy settings on apps and social media together
– Set some rules about online safety basics

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Webinar and online course

Navigating online friendships-transitioning to secondary school

Moving to high school can be scary. Parents can play a supporting role in this transition. This webinar from the eSafety Commissioner is suitable for parents and carers of young people in year 6, moving to year 7 in 2025.

Date and time: Tuesday, 29 October 2024 12.30 – 1:00 pm AEDT

Online safety for young people living with disability

A program for parents and carers of vulnerable young people with tools to understand how to keep them safe when online, including:

  • case studies with real-life stories
  • AUSLAN supported videos
  • tips on how to have the difficult conversations
  • links to supporting websites
  • downloadable support documents

Access the course

Video and podcast

How to keep your children safe online

Keeping your children safe online can be a challenge. Watch this video recording of a panel discussion to learn how you can use technology to create a safe online environment for them.

Video transcript (PDF 202.9KB)

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DigiKnow podcast series

Being able to have conversations with your children about online safety does not have to be hard. Listen to this podcast series to inspire and support you to start the chat.

Listen now on the web or on a device of your choice

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Keeping safe online

Check out the online safety resources for parents and carers. You will find videos, articles, research reports, self-help guides and picture books.

Cybermarvel resources for parents


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Alva's World

Alva learns how to safely navigate Gizmo, a world that echoes the internet with all its wonders and risks. This TV series is for children aged 5-8 and their families.

Watch the episodes on ABC iview


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Mikki vs the World

Mikki and her assistant Jez call upon their team of experts to help break down some big issues. This ABC TV series is relevant for pre-teens to teens and their families.

Watch the episodes on ABC iview


First Nations resources - eSafety Commissioner

The internet provides a wealth of positive experiences, however, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and young people are more likely to be exposed to a range of online harms, including hate speech, discrimination and bullying. 

The eSafety Commissioner's Cool, beautiful, strange and scary research report explores the online experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and considers the digital parenting practices of their parents and caregivers.

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Connecting safely

Get tips on thinking before you share online, protect yourself, and how to seek help if something goes wrong.

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Staying safe

Free and easy-to-use app with step-by-step instructions and videos to help your mob get online and stay safe. 

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Keeping family safe

Learn how to keep your family safe and well online and report tech abuse.

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Dealing with hate

Know how to deal with negativity online and protect yourself.

Protect your information and secure your devices

Cyber Security NSW provides advice on managing phishing, multi-factor authentication, software updates, identity protection, securing home Wi-Fi, and others.

Antivirus and software updates

Keep your devices secure and protect your personal information.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Use a stronger line of defence with a double lock on your accounts.

Passwords and passphrases
Physical protection of data and devices

Advice on protecting your data and devices when at home, at work, or in public.

Protect your identity
Safely connecting in public
Secure your home network
Secure your online presence
Spot phishing emails and report them

Device management for families

Privacy overview for Apple devices

Privacy overview for Apple devices (PDF 4.37MB) - an overview of Apple products used by your child at school and their built-in privacy protections.

Microsoft help video on updating Windows

Microsoft help video on updating Windows - learn why and how you should regularly update your computer.

Windows Security to protect your computer against viruses

Windows Security to protect your computer against viruses - Learn how you can customise the features included with Windows 10.

Manage your child’s Chromebook account

Manage your child’s Chromebook account - Learn how to use Family Link to manage your child's Google account, you can let them sign in to some Google services on their Chromebook.

You can also use the Family Link app to choose what websites your child can access using Chrome, supervise your child's app usage, and more.

More Cybermarvel resources

Cyber playtime

Watch short videos and learn how to keep your family safe online.

Cyber Security careers

Find out about cyber security as a career option.

Cyber safe classroom

On-time and on-demand learning activities and challenges for all students.

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