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 participation

Insights into the attitudes and online experiences of young people and their parents from eSafety’s 2016 Digital Participation Survey.

The 2016 Digital Participation Survey was conducted in June 2016. It had two parts: a parent survey and a child survey. 

The total sample comprised 1,367 kids aged 8 to 13, 912 teenagers aged 14 to 17, and 2,360 parents. Only one child and one parent were interviewed per household.