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Research

eSafety undertakes research to ensure our programs and resources are based on evidence. We support, encourage, conduct and evaluate research about online safety for all Australians.

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Latest research

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.

Mentoring older Australians

This qualitative research explores ways that family, friends and peers of older Australians can encourage them to increase their online engagement.

Digital parenting

Following our 2018 national survey of Australian parents, eSafety has released findings about how their households use technology and their perspectives on online risks.

Digital behaviours of older Australians

Research into how Australian seniors perceive and use digital devices and the internet.

Youth and online gaming - state of play

Research report on young people’s experiences of online gaming and eSports, in-game bullying and coping strategies

Young people and sexting

Research into young people’s experience of sending and sharing nude and nearly nude images — otherwise known as ‘sexting’

Image-based abuse

Insights from research into experiences of image-based abuse among adult Australians.

Youth and digital dangers

How young Australians deal with the challenges they face online.

Young people and social cohesion

Research into the online experiences of young people to support eSafety programs promoting social cohesion and digital resilience.