Online safety and online bullying
The Australian Government's Office of the eSafety Commissioner website has information about online safety issues including online bullying, as well as resources to discuss with your children, including:
- iParent – Online basics
- iParent – Cyberbullying
- iParent – Inappropriate content
- iParent – Unwanted contact
- iParent – Balancing time online
- Chatterbox videos
- Cyberbullying support tool – a guide for parents
Reporting serious online bullying
If a person under 18 has experienced online bullying, the material can be reported to the Office of 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 focus area provides resources for parents, educators and students about being safe online and making responsible online choices.
Creep Quiz: Are U Safe Online? interactive quiz was developed by the Queensland Department of Education in partnership with Telstra, to provide insights into the online world and highlights some pitfalls. Six characters in the quiz represent potential pitfalls for young people who might inadvertently put themselves at risk online. The Creep Quiz is supported with practical tips and advice to help parents talk to their children about what to look out for in their daily digital interactions.
The Cybersafety page on the Department of Education and Communities, 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 Cyberbullying page on Department of Education and Communities, New South Wales Schools A-Z website. contains information for parents about the following:
- When cyberbullying hits home
- Cyberbullying prevention - tips for parents
- Dealing with cyberbullying.
Cybersafety and cyberbullying: A guide for parents and caregivers 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 Using Technology page on the Department of Education and Communities, New South Wales Schools A-Z website 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 Cybersmart (now the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner). It provides information for young people about what to do if inappropriate content about them or a friend ends up online.
Cybersafety Resources by the Australian Government Department of Communications provides links to a number of websites about online safety.
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.
A guide to technology toys on the Department of Education and Communities, New South Wales Schools A-Z website helps parents to understand what the latest technologies they may want to buy for their child.