This e-learning course explores the importance of strong passwords and free password managers as a strategy to provide an extra level of protection.
Format: E-learning. 1 video – 7.26 mins. 7 modules – 5-7 mins each
Language: English. Downloadable guides to save and/or print available at the bottom of the page in 8 languages other than English.
Accessibility: On screen text can be increased in size
Content developer: Australian Government – eSafety Commissioner – Be Connected
Computer literacy ability level: All levels. Beginner may need assistance showing them how the e-learning modules work
How to clear the browser history in Google’s Chrome browser so others can’t see what has been searched.
Format: Video (1.45 mins)
Accessibility: Transcript provided
Content developer: Australian Government – eSafety Commissioner
Computer literacy ability level: Beginner may need support to clear their history after watching the video
A call screener and spam blocker app for those community members who fear answering the phone due to cold calling and scammers. It can detect types of scams as well name of the caller e.g. ANZ Bank.
The app is suitable for both iOS (Apple) and Android phones.
This app may help community members to avoid scams and feel safer answering random numbers.
Content developer: Truecaller AB
Computer literacy ability level: All levels. Beginner may need support downloading and setting up the app on their phone
Explains what cookies are and how to manage them. Includes a guide to managing cookies in different web browsers.
Resource is useful for increasing community members’ knowledge of who tracks them online.
Format: Online information
Content developer: About Cookies
Computer literacy ability level: Due to complexity, not suitable for beginner
An overview of what two-step verification (also called multifactor authentication) is and why it is important to have for added online security.
Provides links to the Microsoft Authenticator app and information about setting up two-step verification on a personal Microsoft account.
Format: Online information and video (2.15 mins)
Content developer: Microsoft
Computer literacy ability level: All levels. Beginner may need additional support understanding the information
The online information explains how to unsubscribe from marketing emails. A good resource for community members who have stopped using their email account due to the volume of marketing emails they were receiving or generally feeling overwhelmed by the number of emails in their inbox.
Lots of advertising on the webpage so may be challenging for some to read the information around this.
Format: Online information
Content developer: ZDNET
Computer literacy ability level: All levels