Child Wise currently sit on the Online Safety Consultative Working Group, providing valuable advice to the Government on how to protect children online, and are a proud partner of Stay Smart Online Week.
You can also read our joint submission with PriceWaterHouse Coopers on the Government's Enhancing Online Safety for Children discussion paper.
Concerns about a child online?
If you suspect a child is at risk, or is currently being exploited online, you should contact the police. If you encounter, or suspect that child abuse material is being hosted online, you should contact the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner’s eSafety Hotline. The Hotline can review the content and works with the police and international hotline providers to have content removed. There is a complaints form here.
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner aims to facilitate safe and positive experiences for Australian children online. It offers practical advice and resources for parents, schools, and children about online safety issues and operates a cyberbullying complaints form for the reporting of cyberbullying material targeted towards a child or young person under 18.
The ThinkUKnow program is overseen by the Australian Federal Police, with Microsoft, ninemsn, and Datacom, and offers a wide range of resources for parents, carers, people who work with children, and children themselves.
The Australian Government’s CyberSafety Help site provides Internet users, particularly children and young people, with easy online access to cyber safety information and assistance.
Parents whose children use messaging apps may find their messages full of indecipherable acronyms and slang. There are some though that every parent should know in order to keep their children safe. WhoIsHostingThis? has created an infographic explaining some of the concerning internet acronyms that children and young people may use.