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.

Social media use and cyberbullying

Research by Nielsen Online, the ACMA and Department of Communications from 2015 and earlier

Social media and kids - Infographic, 2015

Nielsen Online statistics from 2015 on the number of young Australians accessing social media and game websites including total time spent on these sites, number of web pages of web content viewed and total number of sessions

Cyberbullying - Research report, 2014 

Department of Communications research from 2014 on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia

Like, post, share - Research report, 2013 

ACMA research from 2013 into young Australians’ experience of social media

See also

For more recent research (2017): Young people and social media usage