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Start the Chat on Safer Internet Day

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You can help those around you to stay safe online. This Safer Internet Day, start the important chat about online safety.

If you’re anything like me, you love a good chat – especially ones that are meaningful.

Whether with friends and family, or with our workmates, the most important conversations we can have with each other are the ones that help us to feel valued and safe.

And, in an increasingly digital age, this includes feeling safe online.

Safer Internet Day

At nbn, online safety and security is a priority for us every day – for our employees and for everyone, right across Australia, using services over the nbn™ network.

That’s why we’re proud to support the important work of the eSafety Commissioner and Safer Internet Day.

Recognised across the globe and celebrated in more than 170 countries, on Safer Internet Day “the world comes together with a shared vision of making online experiences better for everyone”.

And these better online experiences can be as easy as starting the chat.

Start the chat

From young to old, and the inexperienced through to the expert, none of us are immune to negative experiences online.

As part of our commitment to being the most trusted and secure network in Australia, we encourage our employees to speak up about online safety and security in all aspects of their work.

This Safer Internet Day, we’re encouraging you to do the same.

Help others, and yourself, by starting the chat about online safety.

Available on the eSafety Commissioner’s website are a raft of resources to help you start the chat with young children and school students, family and friends, or in your workplace and community.

Join us: Security Awareness Training Session

This year, on Safer Internet Day, nbn is hosting a webinar on scams awareness and staying safe on the internet for the community:

When: Tuesday 9 February at 2pm (AEST)

Join the webinar

In our personal lives, we don’t always talk about internet safety. Perhaps, even rarely. Yet it’s one of the simplest things we can do to help keep each other safe online.

As parents, we need to start the chat with our kids; as friends and family, with those we care about; and as colleagues and caring community members, starting the chat is equally important.

So, why not start the chat about online safety today? Because, when it comes to online safety, there really is no time like the present.

Start the chat: online safety tips

Use a different passphrase for every account

Secure your personal information and your digital identity online by using a different passphrase on every account – that way, if one of your accounts gets hacked, it doesn’t expose them all. Choose long, hard-to-crack passphrases that are only meaningful to you.

Enable two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) gives you an extra layer of security to help verify your identity and support your passphrase in protecting your digital information. Examples of 2FA include entering your passphrase and then the code sent to your phone, or performing a fingerprint or face scan.

Think before you post

Before posting anything online, stop and think about whether your actions could cause anyone harm – including yourself. It’s important to protect your privacy and the privacy of others, as well as ensuring you create a safe space for all to participate online.

Browse safely

Never click on suspicious links and be aware of the latest scams – ransomware and phishing scams are prolific right now, and vigilance is one of the best defences.

Keep everything up to date

Set your computer, mobile devices, game consoles and software to automatically update. That way, you’ll always have the most recent security patches to help keep your system as secure as possible.

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