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Online Learning & Safety

East Gippsland Shire Libraries is committed to increasing opportunities to improve the skills of the community for the smart, safe and responsible use of technology.


The following organisations provide excellent information, advice and resources that are free to use and suitable to all ages.


Online Learning

Be Connected


East Gippsland Shire Libraries strongly recommend that you sign up to our partner Be Connected. Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world.


GCF Learn Free


For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.


Go Digi


Go Digi is a national four year digital literacy program with the goal of supporting more than 300,000 Australians to improve their digital skills.


Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors


Tech Savvy Seniors gives older people, particularly those in regional and remote areas of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia, the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing important services or conducting personal business.


Online Safety

ACSC - Australian Cyber Security Centre


The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is based within the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). We provide advice and information about how to protect you, your family and your business online. We lead the Australian Government’s efforts to improve cyber security. Our role is to help make Australia the safest place to connect online.


Office of the eSafety Commissioner


The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for promoting online safety for all Australians.  We are committed to helping all Australians have safer, positive experiences online—just as they would offline.  The Office co-ordinates and leads the online safety efforts of government, industry and the not-for profit   community.




Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.




ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides presentations to Australian parents, carers and teachers and students. It provides information on the technologies young people use, the challenges they may face, and importantly, how they can be overcome.


Support Services



13 11 14

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.


Kids Help Line


1800 55 1800


Beyond Blue


1300 22 4636

Beyond Blue promotes good mental health, tackles stigma and discrimination, and provides support and information on anxiety, depression and suicide to everyone in Australia.


Parent Line


1300 30 1300

Parent Line is a confidential telephone service providing professional counselling and support for parents and carers of children in Queensland and the Northern Territory.


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