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Maintaining cyber security

Access tips and resources to help your service manage information safely and securely online.

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Early childhood services are increasingly managing sensitive information about staff, children and families online, and it is critical that you understand how to keep these important records safe.

To learn about the simple steps you can take to maintain the security of your information, services should refer to resources from the Australian Cyber Security Centre and the Australian eSafety Commissioner.

In particular, we suggest you refer to these resources from the Australian Cyber Security Centre:

Service managers and directors should also refer to the eSafety Commissioner’s eSafety Checklist to assess their online environment for eSafety.

Supporting children to be safe online

While thinking about your service’s cybersecurity responsibilities, you could also take the opportunity to share online safety tips with the children in your care.

The eSafety Commissioner’s website has useful information and resources for educators for services aimed at the early years.

These resources encourage young children to be safe, be kind, ask for help and make good choices when they are online.

Find out more

For more information, refer to the Australian Cyber Security Centre.