Tips on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Alert

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) it may take longer than usual to address all reports or enquiries made with our investigation teams.

Please continue to submit reports and we will review them as soon as possible.

If you are worried about your safety or are at risk of harm right now contact police immediately by calling Triple Zero (000).

If you need someone to talk to and are under 25, contact Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800).
For all other ages, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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.

eSafety surveyed 3,520 Australian parents of children aged 2 to 17 in July/August 2018. 

Parenting and pornography

Data from the 2018 national survey of parents was also used for eSafety’s contribution to a research report released in December 2018 exploring how parents think and engage with their children about online pornography.

The report was the result of collaboration between eSafety in Australia, Netsafe in New Zealand and the Safer Internet Centre with the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom (UK). It is part of an ongoing program of cross-agency online safety research.

Read report


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