The Cybersmart program is a national cybersafety education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to promoting online safety for children and young people.
The world online is powerful and engaging for young people and adults alike, offering a wealth of opportunity. The Cybersmart program enables children, parents, carers, teachers and library staff to manage online risks, so their experiences are safe and positive.
The Cybersmart program aims to:
- Inform children, parents, teachers and library staff about cybersafety issues
- Educate audiences through information, resources and practical advice
- Empower children to be safe online.
The Cybersmart program includes:
- A comprehensive range of information and resources designed to meet the needs of children, parents, teachers, and library staff. All resources are provided free of charge in Australia.
- Cybersafety Outreach Professional Development for Educators program for schools and Internet Safety Awareness Presentations for parents and children.
- A professional development program for trainee teachers.
- Funding for Kids Helpline to provide an online helpline service to young people who have experienced issues online.
- The Cybersafety Contact Centre—a national telephone centre providing online safety information, advice and access to resources for all Australians.
The ACMA’s Cybersmart website is home to all its cybersafety resources, research and activities.
Cybersmart features news, resources and information about current cybersafety issues and provides practical advice about how to deal with them.
It also includes the Schools Gateway—a web portal offering all Australian primary and secondary schools easy access to the ACMA’s cybersafety education resources.
The website is designed for: