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Online safety issues encountered by health, education and law enforcement workers

This research highlights the experiences of frontline workers and the systemic barriers they face to providing support. It shows the need for more resources and education about online safety issues.

Women In The Spotlight: How online abuse impacts women in their working lives

This research highlights the impact of online abuse experienced by women whose work or leadership role gives them an online presence.
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Technology-facilitated abuse of women with intellectual or cognitive disability

This research explores experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women living with intellectual or cognitive disability.

Protecting LGBTIQ+ voices online

This new research looks at adult cyber abuse and the LGBTIQ+ community and how gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation can affect an individual's online experience.

Technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Indigenous women are more likely to experience technology-facilitated abuse than other people in the Australian community.

Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education reports

This research establishes a best practice framework for online safety education in Australian schools

Evaluation of eSafety's Early Years program

This research explores the success of the Online safety for under 5s booklet and eSafety's online professional learning modules. An independent assessment and eSafety report evaluate how effective the resources have been for educators, parents and carers.

Digital lives of Aussie teens

New research looks at the digital lives of teens, including how they deal with negative experiences and what online safety information they need.

Children and technology-facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

This world-first research explores the role technology plays in children's exposure to family and domestic violence. It shows the impacts of technology-facilitated abuse and highlights the range of strategies used for protection and intervention.

Online safety for young people with intellectual disability

This research report explores the benefits and challenges of engaging online for young people with intellectual disability from the perspective of young people themselves, their parents, carers and educators.

Building Australian adults’ confidence and resilience online

This research report explores adult Australians’ digital confidence, their perceptions of online risk and highlights their online safety information needs. It also looks at their views on Safety by Design.

Adults’ negative online experiences

This research report explores adult Australians’ negative online experiences over a 12-month period. It highlights the types of online experiences people face, their reactions and responses.