Online Safety

Information for children and young people about staying safe.

eSafety Commissioner

Australia’s eSafety Commissioner is focused on helping safeguard Australians at risk from online harms and promotes safer, more positive online experiences. eSafety leads and coordinates the online safety efforts of government, industry and the not-for-profit community in Australia.

eSafety administers a complaints scheme for Australians under 18 who have experienced cyberbullying or seriously threatening, intimidating, harassing or humiliating online behaviour.

The website brings together a wealth of useful information to help Australians have safe, enjoyable experiences online, specially designed for:

  • kids: fun activities and simple advice 
  • young people: help and advice for teenagers and young adults
  • parents and carers: tips to help their children safely navigate the online world
  • women: tools to help women protect themselves from risks around technology-facilitated abuse and be more confident online
  • seniors: activities to increase digital skills, confidence and safety.

Specific guidance on key online safety issues including:

Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation provides a consistent, holistic and coordinated response to counter the online exploitation of children in Australia.

ThinkUKnow

ThinkUKnow is a national program delivering online child safety information in schools and organisations to parents, carers, teachers and students from the first year of school to Year 12.

ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Datacom and Microsoft, and delivered in partnership with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.

The ThinkUKnow program gives parents, carers, teachers and students information on how to stay safe online.

Other useful links to online safety information

Page reviewed 13 October 2020