Being safe online

Introduction to internet safety

Learning how to be safe online and protect your personal information is essential to making your time online fun and secure. It’s important to know how to trust a website.

Learning the basics

The internet is a great source of information, from where to shop for the things you love and how to fix things around the house, to looking up the tallest mountain in the world. It can be fun, but it’s important to know whether you can trust a website before you follow any links, share your personal information or use your credit card to make a purchase online.

Be Connected is an Australian government site that has a range of learning modules to help you learn about internet safety and how to make sure a website is trustworthy. 

When you select, I want to learn about internet safety, you’ll have a choice of opening the learning module on the Be Connected site or staying on this page to continue browsing. 

If you choose to open the learning module, follow the steps on the Be Connected site to complete the course. You can come back to this page at any time by choosing the Learning Digital tab in your browser. 

Be Connected is a trustworthy website. It’s an Australian Government initiative that aims to empower all Australians to thrive in the digital world.


What is cyber security and safety?

Cyber crime may be on the rise, but so are cyber security and safety measures taken by the government and companies. Learn what you can do to protect yourself, too.

Active scams – how to spot and report them

Learn to identify the current scams and how to report one if you think you’ve been scammed.

How do I protect myself against phone & SMS scams?

Learn how to stop calls you don’t want and how to avoid phone and SMS scams.

An extra layer of security with two-step verification

You can make your personal information more secure with two-step verification – which adds an extra layer of security. Find out what it is and how you can set it up.

Training courses by Be Connected

Introduction to internet safety

In this course you will learn how to use and browse the internet safely starting with a lesson on computer security. The short learning activities that follow will show you how to make a secure credit card payment online and how to keep your personal information safe.