Posted October 16, 2018 17:02:20 The Australian Government has issued an advice to Australians about how to avoid becoming a victim of cyber crime.
The Government said cyber crime and cyberstalking are two of the biggest threats facing our nation.
Cybercrime is defined as online activity that is harmful to the integrity of a computer system.
Cyberstalking is when a person follows another person online without their permission.
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet said Australians have been targeted by cyberstalkers.
“Cyberstalking and cyberbullying can lead to physical harm, psychological harm, loss of livelihood and other harms, and can also cause real or perceived personal injury,” the department said.
“In recent years, there has been a surge in cyberbullies targeting young people, particularly females and those with low socio-economic status, who are at particular risk of being targeted and hurt.”
Cyberbullying often targets individuals who are vulnerable, vulnerable people are the ones who are targeted by these types of cyberbullied behaviours.
“These types of behaviour can lead people to think that they have no other options and that it’s their responsibility to stay at home and not go out.”
A warning on how to prevent being a victim Cyberbullying and cyber stalking are the main two threats affecting our nation, the Government said.
You can report cyberstalker on the National Cyberbullies and Cyberstalker Hotline on 1800 333 000.
There is also a dedicated national cyberstALKer hotline.
It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The hotline can be accessed by calling 1800 333 833.