This Guide was developed to provide appropriate, targeted and local information for older women in the ACT about staying safe online. This is because older women in the ACT are increasingly using online technology to access information and services, manage finances and assets, communicate with family and friends, and access social networking and dating sites. Without the right knowledge, older women may be vulnerable to scams and cyber abuse.
It’s easy to learn how to protect yourself online. This Guide 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.
You can’t—and don’t need to—learn about every trick out there. You just need to take the right precautions.
You can click on each of the posts below our Top 10 Tips to learn more about particular topics.