ENGAGE positively

Help create a more positive online world

You can help create a more positive online world. What you say and do online affects us all.

Engage positively means being aware of your own behaviour, respecting others and knowing how to take action to protect yourself.

When you engage positively you are exercising your rights and responsibilities as a Cybersmart citizen, and respecting the rights of others. You bring respect, integrity and ethical behaviour to your online interactions and discourage anti-social behaviours like trolling, bullying and harassment.

When you are online:

  • Respect the rights of others to participate and have an opinion
  • Ask before tagging other people or posting photos
  • Report suspicious or illegal content
  • Stand up and speak out about cyberbullying.
  • Don't respond to hurtful or nasty comments. Block and report
  • Encourage your kids to speak to you or trusted adult about upsetting online experiences.

Focus on Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can be really hurtful. If you or someone you know is being bullied tell someone you trust and consider speaking to a counsellor. In an emergency get help immediately and call emergency services 000.

Get help

  • Encourage your kids to speak to you or trusted adult about upsetting online experiences
  • Tell someone you trust
  • Don’t respond to hurtful comments online
  • Call kids helpline or speak with your school counsellor
  • Recognise warning signs in your friends – if you think something is not right then tell a trusted adult
  • Report threats of violence to the police (collect the evidence to show them)

Want to learn more about how to engage positively online?

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