Be e-safe at your local library

e-safe-spaces

Young Canberrans can now visit their local library to confidently seek help with removing cyberbullying material.

Young people in the ACT are among the first in the country to trial a new program—eSafe spaces—offered by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner.

In November, library staff were trained by the Office’s experienced online safety trainers in ways to help young people deal with cyberbullying and how to make cyberbullying reports. If successful, the pilot will be rolled out to public libraries across Australia in 2016. 

Are you or someone you know being bullied online?

  • Block or un-friend the person who is posting the material.
  • Report the post or person to the site it is posted on (and remember to record the date and time you did this).
  • Provide as much information and evidence as possible (e.g. a link to material, screen shots, scanned print outs of messages).
  • Tell a trusted adult (parent, librarian, or teacher), or contact Kids Helpline (phone 1800 55 1800 or www.kidshelp.com.au)

Libraries ACT can help you find information about how to be safe online and to better understand games, apps and social networking. The library also offers programs that help you learn about eSafety issues like managing your privacy and security online. Visit or contact the library in person, online, or by phone on 6205 9000.