The AFP is dedicated to preventing all Australians from becoming victims of online crime by empowering them to use technology safely and responsibly.
Stay Smart Online
The 2nd to the 6th of June is Stay Smart Online Week, a great time to reconsider our pins, passwords and online security.
Remember the weakest link in cyber security is human behaviour, so learn how to avoid compromising your devices.
On this page:
Parent, carer, teacher resources
ThinkUKnow Australia is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Microsoft Australia, ninemsn and Datacom which aims to raise awareness among parents, carers and teachers of the issues that young people face online. The website provides information on the technologies and applications young people use to have fun online, the risks they may face and how to stay in control, and how to report when things go wrong. There are also resources that can be downloaded, an e-newsletter, and a button for reporting abuse. Presentations for parents, carers and teachers can be booked through the website.
If you are interested in hosting a ThinkUKnow presentation at your school, please complete the booking form available on the ThinkUKnow website.
You can also "follow us" on Twitter or "Like" our Facebook page.
As part of the ThinkUKnow program, ThinkUKnow Youth has been developed. This provides children and young people with useful information and advice, "how-to guides" on popular technologies and applications and a button for reporting online sexual abuse.
We have also developed a number of youth-specific factsheets:
The AFP works collaboratively with a number of organisations to provide community and sporting groups with information and advice on cyber safety and security. Some of the groups we have worked with include the Australian Bankers' Association, the Australian Senior Computer Clubs Association, Girl Guides NSW&ACT and the National Rugby League.
We have also developed a number of resources for community members:
Protecting your reputation online
Your online activity can affect your life off-line, such as future and current employment and personal relationships. Keep this in mind when updating your social networking pages, such as Facebook and Twitter.