Learn how to stay smart online at Burdekin Library Ayr workshop

This week is Stay Smart Online Week which aims to help Australians using the internet – whether at home, the workplace or school – understand the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.

The 2014 Stay Smart Online Week, , formerly National Cyber Security Awareness Week,  is the seventh consecutive annual event conducted by the Australian Government in partnership with industry, the community sector and all levels of government.

This year’s theme – “On The Go” – reflects the importance of staying safe and secure online while using mobile devices when social networking, banking, shopping, and navigating the internet.

The Burdekin Library is participating in Stay Smart Online Week by holding a workshop on Thursday, June 5, from 10am to 11am at the Burdekin Library Ayr.

Burdekin Library Services Manager John Scott said the workshop would highlight the importance of cyber safety, the repercussions of cyber-bullying, and identity theft.

“We also have Danielle Perry, a solicitor with RTB Legal, who will talk about bullying, identity theft and internet scams,” he said.

“Cyber safety and staying smart online is something anyone who uses the internet needs to be fully aware of to protect their identity both personal and financial.

“We wish to thank RTB Legal for supporting us with this workshop and an invitation is extended to anyone who wants to better understand some of the risks we face when we use the internet to come along to the workshop.”

Bookings are essential and this can be done by calling the Burdekin Library Ayr on 4783 9970.

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