Keeping Your Child Safe Online

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is Australia's leader in online safety. Their mission is to help all Australians - including our young people - have safe and positive online experiences.

Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner website to stay up to date with the latest online safety information, resources, events, news and research. The site also provides online safety resources for schools, parents and communities. 

The Office also works with a variety of agencies and organisations to help guide Australians towards safe and enjoyable experiences online

eSafety's iParent Portal

The eSafety Office has developed iParent - a portal specifically for parents to learn about the digital environment and how to help children have safe and enjoyable online experiences. Visit the eSafety iParent portal here.

Screen Shot 2017 06 28 at 3.07.21 pmiParent provides guidance, information and resources on some of the big issues of online safety, including:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Social Networking
  • Online gaming
  • Privacy
  • Balancing time online
  • Online pornography
  • Sexting
  • Unwanted contact
  • Eating disorders

Games, apps and social networking sites are particularly popular among children and young adults. Learn about the latest apps, how to protect your information and where to get more safety guidance here.

 

"The Internet is a gift of God, but it is also a great responsibility. Communication technology, its places, its instruments have brought with it a lengthening of horizons, a widening, for so many people. It can offer immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity.
May the digital network not be a place of alienation. May it be a concrete place, a place rich in humanity.
Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences."
- Pope Francis