Book a free eSafety with Be Connected presentation

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is hosting free webinar presentations to help older Australians stay safe online. It’s our way of helping the 4 million older Australians that are keen to improve their digital literacy, but want help addressing online safety concerns*.

Bookings are limited, so don’t miss out!


Staying Safe on Facebook

With over 1 billion daily active users, Facebook is the world’s most popular social networking site. It helps people stay connected, especially when they’re in different parts of the world. However, it has also been the subject of some privacy concerns.

In this session we show you how, when used with proper care, Facebook can be an enjoyable source of entertainment and a great way to connect. This 1 hour webinar will cover:

  • What you can do on Facebook
  • Taking control of your privacy settings
  • Common Facebook scams
  • How advertising works on Facebook.


Staying Safe on Facebook
Thursday, 11 October
10.30am AEDT
Staying Safe on Facebook
Thursday, 18 October
11.00am AEDT
Staying Safe on Facebook
Thursday, 18 October
1.30pm AEDT
Staying Safe on Facebook
Wednesday, 24 October
9.30am AEDT
Staying Safe on Facebook
Tuesday, 30 October
2.00pm AEDT
Staying Safe on Facebook
Friday, 2 November
2.00pm AEDT
Staying Safe on Facebook
Thursday, 29 November
2.30pm AEDT

Safer Online Shopping – Christmas Edition

Millions of Australians are enjoying the benefits of shopping online, particularly in the lead up to Christmas when many of us are looking to save time and snap up the latest bargains. Learn how you can be a savvy and safe online shopper while protecting your money and personal information. This 1 hour webinar will cover:

  • How to shop and pay for things safely online
  • Common online shopping scams to look out for
  • How to spot a fake online deal
  • Where to get help.


Online Shopping
Monday, 19 November
12.30pm AEDT
Online Shopping
Monday, 19 November
2.30pm AEDT
Online Shopping
Thursday, 22 November
2.30pm AEDT
Online Shopping
Tuesday, 27 November
9.30am AEDT
Online Shopping
Tuesday, 27 November
11.00am AEDT
Online Shopping
Wednesday, 28 November
1.30pm AEDT

In case you missed it...

We’re offering extra catch up sessions on our popular presentations in case you missed them:

  • ‘Can you spot a scam?’ covers the most common scams, including the latest tax and Medicare scams, how to spot them, what to do or not do and who to speak to for help.
  • ‘Safer online shopping and banking’ covers how to safely shop and pay for things online and how to do every day banking safely online.


Can You Spot a Scam?
Thursday, 11 October
2.00pm AEDT
Safer Online Shopping & Banking
Friday, 12 October
2.00pm AEDT
Can You Spot a Scam?
Thursday, 18 October
9.30am AEDT
Can You Spot a Scam?
Wednesday, 24 October
1.30pm AEDT

Booking information

  1. Webinar presentations require a minimum number of participants to run. If necessary, the Office reserves the right to cancel the session due to low numbers.
  2. You will receive confirmation of your booking via email.


Are you new to webinars?

Here's some helpful information to find out what a webinar is, how to join, and what you can expect.

What is a webinar?

A webinar is a presentation held over the internet whereby a host can share information with an audience. The advantage of a webinar is that you can view the presentation from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

What do I need to join a webinar?

First and foremost, you’ll need an internet connection along with a device such as a computer, laptop or iPad with the sound working. There’s no need for a microphone or camera as the presenter will not be able to see or hear you. If you are hosting a large group, you’ll need a large enough screen so your audience can see the presentation. It’s also recommended that Google Chrome is used as your internet browser.

How do I join a webinar?

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, you’ll receive a confirmation email that includes a link to join the webinar. Enter the email address you registered with to join the session.

Can the presenter see or hear me?

Once the webinar begins, you’ll be able to hear the presenter and see him or her and the presentation, however, they may turn their video off throughout the presentation so the slides appear bigger on your screen. The presenter will not be able to see or hear you but you can communicate by typing in the ‘chat box’.



*Source: Office of the eSafety Commissioner research report: Older Australians - attitudes and barriers to digital participation (May 2018).

Last modified: Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 12:58 PM