WCHM received an ACT Government Participation (Senior’s) Grant to develop a resource to address the need for accessible and specific information on cyber safety for older women in the ACT (55+). Much of the available information about cyber safety is targeted at young people, which means that older women lack knowledge about cyber safety and are not fully aware of what is required. Yet older women are increasingly using the internet to access information and services, manage finances and assets, and to communicate. Many utilise social networking and dating sites which are important for social inclusion/wellbeing.
The Cyber Safety for Older ACT Women contains straightforward information in one place about how to protect your computer from viruses and unauthorised access, how to protect your privacy on social media web sites, where to get help if you don’t feel safe online, as well as some of the most common internet scams and how to recognise them.