eSmart libraries

Joondalup libraries are now eSmart

Joondalup Libraries are accredited eSmart Libraries. All staff have undertaken training in the basic principles of online safety and the Libraries actively support a range of cyber-safety themed weeks throughout the year.

Stay Smart Online week 2019

See Documents and Downloads, below, to download the Factsheet – Protect yourself from Cyber-criminals.

Reverse the Threat of Cybercrime:Scam messages:
Let’s unite to reverse the threat of cybercrime. Online scams that ‘phish’ for credit card, banking or personal details are one of the most forms of cybercrime.
Don't wait for a cybercriminal to steal your identity.They can come through emails, SMS or social media and try to trick you into giving away your personal, banking or credit card details.
Take control of your online identity today.Never provide your details via a link in a message.
We can all take simple actions to keep ourselves, our families and our businesses safe online. Go to www. staysmartonline.gov.au/ reversethethreatPut your skills to the test – take the quiz now, go to www.staysmartonline.
Passwords and a second layer of security:Social media privacy:
Your passwords are the first line of defence against cybercriminals.Having your social network accounts set to
public means everyone can see your personal information like your full name, birthdate, maybe even your address.
Create strong passwords that are unique to you.Cybercriminals can use this information to pretend to be you, steal from you or set up accounts in your name.
Use different passwords across all of your important online accounts.Set your social media to private.
Add an extra layer of security, such as a SMS code to your phone (also called two-factor authentication).Complete your social media privacy
check-up now, go to www. staysmartonline.gov.au/ reversethethreat
Make a pledge for better password security, go to www.staysmartonline. gov.au/reversethethreat

Find other resources

Other great sites to find resources and information on staying safe online are the website of the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the Stay Smart Online website or the links on the eSmart website.