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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.

Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education

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

COVID-19 impacts on Australian adults’ online activities and attitudes

This research report explores the impact that COVID-19 has had on Australians’ online activity including digital confidence, negative online experiences, support and training needs.

Online hate speech

This research report is the result of collaboration between the eSafety Commissioner in Australia, Netsafe in New Zealand and United Kingdom’s SWGfL as part of the European Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness (SELMA) project.

Online safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women living in urban areas

The report focuses on women living in urban areas, recognising that there is considerable diversity in the living circumstances, service access and needs.

Image-based abuse perp motivations

Understanding the attitudes and motivations adults who engage in image-based abuse.

Parenting in the digital age

This research focuses on parents’ experiences raising children in a world steeped in online activity and connection.

Women from diverse backgrounds

This qualitative research looks into experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.