Free online safety presentations

The eSafety Commissioner is hosting free webinar presentations to help older Australians stay safer online. It’s our way of helping the 4 million older Australians keen to improve their computer skills, but want help addressing online safety concerns.

Join us online to learn about the eSafety essentials. Bookings are limited so don’t miss out!

Note: All sessions are based on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), so if you live outside of NSW, QLD & VIC - please check the local time when booking in your state.

Are you new to webinars?

Read our tips to get you started.

All you need to know about data and public Wi-Fi

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

Whether you’re using the internet at home or on your mobile, everything you do online uses data. Knowing how and when to use your mobile data or Wi-Fi can help you stay safer online and save money.

Join our 1-hour webinar to learn:

  • How to get the best value for money from your mobile data plan
  • Tips on managing your data allowance
  • How to keep your data costs down while out and about
  • How to use public Wi-Fi safely

Data and public Wi-Fi
Monday, 24 June
10.30 am (AEST)

Can you spot a scam? Tax time edition

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

Australians aged 55 and over lost over $46 million to online scammers in 2018*. It serves as a reminder that the internet is a wonderful place to explore and connect with others, but it pays to be savvy.

Join our 1-hour webinar to learn:

  • Common scams including the latest Tax and Medicare scams
  • Tips on how to spot them
  • What to do and what not to do
  • Where to go for help

Scams - Tax time edition
Wednesday, 26 June
10.30 am (AEST)

Safer online shopping and banking

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

For many Australians, a connected lifestyle includes the convenience of online shopping and banking, however, privacy and security concerns can stop those who aren’t as confident online from enjoying the same experience.

Join our 1-hour webinar to learn:

  • The benefits of shopping and banking online
  • How to safely shop and pay for things online
  • How to do every day banking safely online
  • What to look out for

Online shopping & banking
Tuesday, 25 June
10.30 am (AEST)

Staying safe on Facebook

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

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. In this webinar, we will explore how when used with proper care, Facebook can be an enjoyable source of entertainment and a great way to connect with others.

Join our 1-hour webinar to learn:

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

Staying safe on Facebook
Friday, 28 June
10.30 am (AEST)

Booking information

  1. Webinar presentations require a minimum number of participants to run. The eSafety Commissioner reserves the right to cancel the session if the number of participants is too low.
  2. You will receive confirmation and reminders of all your bookings via email.
  3. All our sessions times are based on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), so if you are based outside of NSW, QLD & VIC please consider your local time when choosing a preferred session.

Are you new to webinars?

Here's some helpful information on 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 sound. There’s no need for a microphone or camera as the presenter will not be able to see or hear you. If you're 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 them 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 board’.

*Source: Scamwatch, 2019, Scam Statistics-viewed April 2019.

Last modified: Thursday, 6 June 2019, 12:41 PM