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.

Training for peak sporting organisations and clubs

eSafety offers online safety presentations for peak sporting organisations and clubs interacting with young people.

Our online safety experts provide this training for administrators, coaches and managers, subject to availability. It is not for players or anyone under the age of 18 years.

Participants will learn about:

  • current trends in social media use, particularly in sporting environments
  • the importance of having a social media policy and how these policies relate to existing codes of behaviour, member protection and club/organisation policies.
  • safeguarding all members of your organisation and key online safety messages to share with their sporting community.

These presentations are delivered face to face. They are one to two hours long. 

For more information visit Training and presentations FAQ.

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Do you work or interact closely with young people? Learn more about how our Community Presentations can bring you up to speed with the latest online trends and empower you to deal with online safety issues all Australians may face.


  • Sporting organisations and community groups: Sporting organisations and clubs have an important role to play in keeping children and young people safe online. Our checklists and resources can help.  
  • Photos, videos, social media and fundraising: Like schools, sporting organisations and community groups should consider having policies in place for social media use, as well as for taking, storing and sharing photos and videos.
  • Presentations for parent and carer groups: eSafety presentations can help parents and carers, and other youth-focused community groups, to better understand online safety issues and their impact on today’s young people. 

Training for professionals

Our education and training team also provides online safety presentations for professionals working with young people including: