Staying Safe Online

Welcome to Yarra Libraries Online



Resources for Staying Safe Online    

 Yarra Libraries is committed to raising awareness around online safety through its participation in the eSmart Libraries program. (  The Alannah & Madeline Foundation and the Telstra Foundation formed a partnership in 2012 to develop and implement eSmart Libraries - one of Australia’s most significant community cyber safety initiatives.Here you can access resources on how to be safe, smart and responsible online.If you would like more information about our participation in the eSmart Libraries program please ask a staff member for assistance.





eSmart Commissioner


The Office of Children’s eSafety Commissioner

The Office of Children’s eSafety Commissioner is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline













ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides accessible cyber safety education to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia.

ThinkUKnow uses a network of trained law enforcement members and accredited volunteers from partner organisations to deliver the cyber safety education presentations nationwide.












Stay Smart Online

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










The Little Black Book of Scams highlights a variety of popular scams that regularly target Australian consumers and small business.





Reporting Online Incidents

If you feel that you become a victim of a Cybercrime or Cybersafety issue, please bring it to the attention of one of our Librarians.  If you do not feel comfortable talking to a librarian, or if the issue is serious, the following list of contacts that may be useful.







Internet banking fraud 




Contact your bank for advice on whether to report in person to local Police 





Scams (Internet based or email)





Tax-related scams




Report to the Australian Taxation Office 





Online Child Exploitation




Contact the  Australian Federal Police via their online child protection form 









Report to ACMA   







 Report to the Australian Cybercrime Reporting Network





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