Online Safety

Mackay Regional Council Libraries is an accredited eSmart library. The following list of websites are just some of the sites that are available to assist you with staying safe online.  If there is an immediate threat to life or risk of harm please call 000.

  • Our eSmart Vision - Leave a Positive Digital Footprint
  • Our eSmart Mission - To support our community to be smart, safe and responsible online

Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN)

ACORN is a national online system that allows the public to report instances of cybercrime. It also provides help to people so they can recognise and avoid common types of cybercrime.

Bullying. No Way!

Bullying. No Way! Provides information for parents, students and teachers on bullying and violence in schools.

Consumer Affairs Queensland

Consumer Affairs Queensland is Queensland's consumer affairs regulator. Their purpose is to help Queenslanders be responsible and informed consumers. They have information on consumer advice, rights and responsibilities, buying products and services, product safety for consumers and scams and fraud.

Go Digi

Go Digi is an online program to help Australians realise their online potential. The Go Digi website can connect you to face to face learning opportunities as well as learning guides on topics such as social media, how to choose a device and more.

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner

This federal government website features information on eSafety and cyber bullying for parents as well as educational resources. There is also a comprehensive reporting system for cyber bullying. 


Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information on how to recognise, avoid and report scams.

Stay Smart Online

Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.


Telstra has a range of information on staying safe online. There are tips to protect your privacy, your data and help for families.

Think You Know

Think You Know has 2 sites. One for Parents, Carers and Teachers and one for Teens. Both sites provides cyber safety information including privacy, how to report cyber issues and cyber bullying.