Budd:e up for back to school!


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It’s around this time of year that many parents are getting ready to send their children back to school. Buying new stationery, covering school books and getting new school uniforms are all part of the equation.

Start the new school year in 2013 with Stay Smar Online's fun and interactive Budd:e education package. Children can play the Budd:e game, while learning how to protect themselves online.

The Budd:e modules are designed to help children understand the importance of cyber security and safety and give them the skills and knowledge to help protect themselves online.

If you’re also buying a new computer, laptop or mobile device for the return to school, it is important that you secure your computer by installing security software and set it to update regularly. And remember to set a strong password and turn on the strongest encryption method available when using a wireless internet connection.

It is also recommended that you install the Cybersafety Help Button which provides internet users, particularly children and young people, with free easy online access to cyber safety information and assistance available in Australia.

Encourage your children to change their passwords at least twice a year and to be careful about personal details they could give away about themselves and others online.

Further information

For more information, please see advice for parents. To stay informed on the latest online threats and vulnerabilities, sign up for the free Cyber Security Alert Service.

The Easy Guide to Socialising Online also provides information on how internet users can protect themselves and their information when using social networking sites, search engines and online games.