The Australian government’s Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has developed a cybersafety help button that can be downloaded onto computers and mobile devices.
The Australian Government’s Cybersafety Help Button provides internet users, particularly children and young people, with easy online access to cybersafety information and assistance available in Australia. It offers counselling, reporting and educational resources to assist young people deal with online risks including cyberbullying, unwanted contact, scams and fraud, and offensive or inappropriate material.
The help button is a free application that is easily downloaded onto personal computers, mobile devices, and school and library networks.
All you need do is choose one of the installation options. Once the help button is installed, you can access it anytime for help or advice about something unsafe or upsetting that you have encountered on the internet.
If you would like to see where the button takes you before deciding to download it, visit the cybersafety help and advice page. Young people should get permission from their parents or caregivers before downloading the button.
- What does the downloadable Cybersafety Help Button do?
- What help does the button offer?
- How do I download the Cybersafety Help Button?
- Is the button available for download from anywhere else?
- What about updates to the button? How will that work?