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.

Sending nudes and sexting

Sexy pics flying around?

Find out what to do.

Sent a sexy pic already? Worried about what to do?

  • Delete the sexy pic.
  • If it is posted online, report it to the site.
  • If you need help to get your pic removed, you can make an image-based abuse report to eSafety.
  • If you sent it to someone, ask them to delete it.
  • Report it to your school or the police to stop it being sent on.
  • Respect yourself – you will be OK!
  • You are not alone, you can always call Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.

Show respect and keep it private

Remember, every nude picture you see online is someone’s sister or brother, son or daughter. Think twice before sharing any nude picture, whether it is of you or someone else.

Check out what happens when Bud, the local football hero, comes to town and encourages Sharlise to send him a photo of herself. But is Sharlise sharing more than she bargained for?

That's not team spirit

Sexies, noodz, sexts or selfies...No matter what you call them or where you live some teens are sending them. Get help and know what to do about sexy pics..

No worries checklist

  • Think about who might see this.
  • Delete sexy pics.
  • Say no to anyone hassling you to send a sexy pic.
  • Show the same respect you would want for your sister, brother or cousin.
  • Be careful about taking, keeping or passing on sexy pics. They can get you in trouble with the law.

 

Still worried?

If you are under 25 you can have a web chat with Kids Helpline or make a free call to them on 1800 55 1800.

You could also check out the young people section of this site for more info about: being pressured to send nudes, my nudes have been shared, and receiving unwanted nudes.

Resources for teachers and communities

This page is part of the Be Deadly Online educational resource.

For lesson plans, community presentations and other information go to Be Deadly Online: about this resource.