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 eSafety 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 and carers to learn about the digital environment and how to help children have safe and enjoyable online experiences. Visit the eSafety Parent portal here.
iParent provides guidance, information and resources on some of the big issues of online safety, including:
- Social Networking
- Online gaming
- Balancing time online
- Online pornography
- 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
Other online safety and Anti-Bullying Resources
Below are some valuable links with information and resources to support students, parents, carers and educators in addressing bullying, cybersafety, digital citizenship and wellbeing:
Educational tools for students, parents and teachers, aiming to keep children safe from bullying, cyberbullying and violence.
Alannah & Madeline Foundation
A mission to reduce the incidence of bullying, cyberbullying and other cyber risks, and advocate for the safety and wellbeing of children.
Think u KNow
Supported by the Australian Federal Police and delivered in partnership with the NSW Police, these cybersafety resources sensitively cover a range of topics including sexting, cyber bullying, online child exploitation, online privacy, and importantly what to do when something goes wrong.
Child Safety Hub
A resource for families and school communities aiming to protect children from preventative measures at home, to safety outdoors, to cybersafety, to dealing with peer pressures.
The Carly Ryan Foundation App Factsheets
Provides support in the areas of internet safety and crime, and cyberbullying, including delivering online safety and healthy relationship seminars to students and parents. Their factsheets provide information and parent advice on the following apps: Calculator; Tik Tok; Fortnite; Roblox; Discord; Snapchat; Instagram; Facebook; and YouTube.
A nonprofit organisation in the USA providing information and education on media and technology to "help families take charge of their digital choices".
CEDoW Digital Citizenship Program
CEDoW schools ensure all staff and all students participate in Digital Citizenship training each year.
Helping our CEDoW users of technology interact ethically in order to maintain a safe, responsible and respectful learning and working environment.
NSW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES
Digital citizenship site empowering young people to be positive, smart and safe online. Resources to help young people understand online behaviour and its effects; think critically and be digitally aware; and protect their security, privacy and wellbeing.
eSafety's Online Safety and Wellbeing Directory
A directory bringing online safety and wellbeing resources together in one place to make it easier for Australians to get the right information and support when they need it.
BULLYING. NO WAY!
Organisers of the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Helping schools create learning environments where every student and school community member is safe, supported, respected and valued.
Student Wellbeing Hub
Resources for parents, students and educators to promote student wellbeing and the development of respectful relationships.