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Rosewood and Harrisville learn about cybersafety

Seniors from Rosewood and Harrisville attended the Tact Before Text presentation delivered by Dr Cassandra Cross, focusing on Cybercrime, and found out more than they thought.

The Tact Before Text project was created to educate and empower our more vulnerable community members, including seniors and international students, by providing cyber safety strategies and initiatives to safeguard them from becoming victims of cybercrime. This project was developed as apart of a grant provided by Suncorp and the Queensland Police Service Safer Qld Community Grant this year.

The Tact Before Text presentation raises awareness of the dangers and risks associated with the use of the internet and social media, and practical information focusing on internet safety, and how to report.

The presentation encourages users to think, before texting, before sending personal information protecting their identity and managing their reputation online

Dr Cross dispelled most of the myths and provided advice around crime prevention strategies to minimise becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Those included:

  • Use of strong passwords;
  • Using a reputable antivirus software and firewall from a verified source;
  • To think before texting before sending personal information and photos, and use appropriate language to not offend other users online;
  • To not to respond and click on links in emails; and
  • To report all cybercrime to the Australian Cybercrime online Reporting Network ACORN
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