A number of great resources are available to help your child stay safe online, including fact sheets, videos, tips for safety and tools for online security.
Online awareness: Information for parents and caregivers (PDF, 4.2MB)
(RTF, 102KB) provides important information for parents about cybersafety and cyberbullying. It suggests what parents and caregivers could do if their child is the target of, or is responsible for, inappropriate online behaviour.
ABC Technology Explained provides extensive information about all types of communication technology.
ThinkUKnow is an internet safety education program for parents, carers and teachers, with fact sheets and other resources.
Stay Smart Online provides information for Australian internet users on the steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online. The site has informative videos, quizzes and a free alert service that provides information on the latest threats and vulnerabilities.
Ten privacy tips for parents and carers contains information and useful tips to help protect personal information when you and your child are online.
Social media and the school community (PDF, 722KB)
(RTF, 81KB) provides information to parents and caregivers about how to use social media in relation to comments or posts about their school community.
If you or your child are concerned about cyberbullying, report it to the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
Bookmark that webpage on your child’s bring-your-own (BYO) device so they can:
- make a complaint
- find someone to talk to
- get advice on dealing with cyber issues.
There's help for removing cyberbullying material from websites and social media, and for reporting offensive or illegal content.
There's also a direct link to Kids Helpline, offering free and confidential online and telephone counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A report cyberbullying icon is featured on all state school computers.
It has replaced the Cybersafety help button, so it frees up the screens of students' BYO devices.
The digital world is fundamental to education and entertainment in this technological age.
However, it needs to be a safe and secure place for our young people.
Reporting cyberbullying and getting inappropriate content removed is one step towards a safer online world.
The report cyberbullying icon is an initiative of the Department of Education.