Online Safety

Mackay Regional Council Libraries is an accredited eSmart library.

The eSmart Libraries program provides a framework to help integrate better cyber safety practices and promote the safe use of online technology in communities. Now that we are an eSmart Library, we will continue to deliver programs that disseminate the eSmart message and provide our communities with safe and accessible places to engage online.

Visit the eSmart website for more information.

Here are some online resources that can assist you in safe cyber use:

eSafety Commissioner 

Office of the eSafety Commissioner
This site provides a range of programs and resources for adults and children to support safe online experiences. You can also find information on making a cyberbullying complaint and advice and strategies for dealing with these issues.

Office of the eSafety Commissioner website

Stay smart online 

Stay Smart Online
A free service provided by the Australian Government, it provides easy to understand online safety and security information and solutions to help protect Australian internet users.

Stay Smart Online website

Bullying No Way 

Bullying. No Way!
An initiative of the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group, the site provides relevant information for parents, carers, teachers and children with information and ideas regarding what to do to stamp out bullying, including online.

Bullying. No Way! website

Scamwatch 

ScamWatch
An Australian Government initiative providing information on online scams and a place to report scams.

ScamWatch website

Australian Cyber Security Centre 

Australian Cyber Security Centre
Provided by the Australian Government, the ACSC is a one stop shop for national cyber security resources to combat cyber security threats. Individuals can report cyber security incidents to help make Australia a harder target for cyber criminals.

Australian Cyber Security Centre website

Think u Know 

ThinkUKnow Australia
An education program led by the Australian Federal Police providing advice for parent and carers, resources for educators, reporting a cyber crime and an option to request a presentation.

ThinkUKnow Australia

Alannah and Madeline foundation 

Supported by the Telstra Foundation
eSmart Libraries is supported by an $8 million, multi-year partnership with the Telstra Foundation. Together we are delivering eSmart Libraries in collaboration with Australia's library network to all of Australia's 1,500 public libraries for free.