Online safety and online bullying
The Australian Government's eSafety Commissioner website has information about online safety issues including online bullying, as well as resources to discuss with your children, including:
Reporting serious online bullying
If a person under 18 has experienced online bullying, the material can be reported to the eSafety Commissioner. It also provides information on how to
report online bullying directly to the social media service.
Social media services' safety centres contains a comprehensive list of social media services’ safety centres for users to learn about safe site use and report abuse or offensive content. Safety centres provide support in using the site and help deal with online safety issues, including online bullying.
The Student Wellbeing Hub Online Safety for primary students and secondary students provides resources for parents, educators and students about being safe online and making responsible online choices.
The Cybersafety page on the Department of Education, New South Wales Schools A-Z website contains information for parents about the following:
- Keeping kids safe online
- Keeping Facebook private
- Should kids have computers in their bedrooms
- Ten online safety tips every parent should know.
The staying safe online page on the Department of Education, New South Wales Anti-bullying website provides information for parents about online safety, online bullying, inappropriate online behaviour, inappropriate content, how to report an incident to a website operator, and web filtering and parental control software.
The preventing bullying online page on the Department of Education, New South Wales Anti-bullying website provides helps parents to understand what the latest technologies can do and how they're being used. Learn more about what your children may be doing online and pick up some top tips to help keep them safe.
So you got naked online... has been customised for Australia by Cybersafekids, Privacy Victoria and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. It provides information for young people about what to do if inappropriate content about them or a friend ends up online.
ThinkUKnow is an internet safety website and program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia using a network of accredited trainers. Face-to-face parent sessions can also be booked around Australia via the booking information page.