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eSafety and your child

Research shows that 1 in 4 young people have been contacted by a stranger online – so it’s important for parents and caregivers to know the warning signs.

That’s why we’ve joined forces with the eSafety Commissioner to rollout a national Child Protection campaign to combat online child sexual abuse.

You can download a number of useful fact sheets here.

Predators who capitalise on the innocence of children makes these types of crimes amongst the most abhorrent imaginable and should not be tolerated in our community.

Our joint campaign helps parents and carers spot the warning signs of unwanted contact, protect their child’s privacy online, and to report suspicious activity.

We want to be part of the effort to rid the internet of this disturbing and vile content and bring those responsible to justice. Parents and caregivers can become more aware of the dangers facing children online, better monitor their online activities, and take time to talk to them about how to spend time safely online.

Everyone has a role to play in combating predatory behaviour online and putting an end to unwanted and harmful contact from strangers.

Many of the crimes we deal with usually have witnesses, but online crimes of this type typically happen in the privacy of a child’s phone or computer – that is why we rely on parents and carers to report what they see or know. A preferred outcome is prevention, so our plea to parents is to monitor your child’s online activity and educate them on how to spot the danger signs,

Child sexual abuse material can be reported to the Office of eSafety here.

If you know or suspect someone is producing, downloading or sharing child sexual abuse material you can share what you know to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online here.

You don’t have to provide any personal details if you choose not to.