Online safety & security

Know who you are providing your information to and be confident they will treat it securely and appropriately. We provide advice and tips on how to safe online.

How to stay safe online

You, your family, and your friends, all likely interact with the internet and technology.

Being online means you may get unlucky and be targeted by a hacker or a scammer who is trying to steal and sell your information, or steal your money through viruses (ransomware) or extortion.

Fortunately, there are many easy things you can quickly do to protect yourselves and your families from these criminals. Below are three short sections that will help you keep your information safe, be savvy to scammers, and keep your devices secure.

eSafety guides

VU is a partner of eSafety so that we can provide our community with the most current and relevant information to stay safe online.

The document packs on this page were provided by eSafety to help staff and students stay safe online in a more virtually connected world. They contain great pieces of information to help you protect yourself, friends and family, from potential online abuse. They also explain how to address online abuse if it does occur.

eSafety toolkit


When you go home, you enter your house with a key and you lock the door behind you to make sure a stranger can’t walk in.

Your online accounts are similar. If you don’t take care someone could break into your online home and steal you identity or money. Following the below tips can help reduce the likelihood of that happening.



Getting support

If you have concerns about your security and privacy online, or if you believe you may have responded to a phishing attack, please get in contact with us.