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

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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.

Lin's story

These are real life stories of people who have experienced technology-facilitated abuse.

Lin is ready to start dating again after her divorce. She talks about her experiences with online dating, the importance of trusting her instinct, and how she stayed safe.

This story is a re-enactment of real-life experiences. All characters are played by actors and the names and personal details of the people involved have been changed to protect their safety.

Lin's story

Stay safe

If you are feeling unsafe right now, call the police on Triple Zero (000) or contact 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). Remember your safety is important. If an abusive person learns that you are seeking resources and information, their abusive behaviour may get worse. Learn more and connect with support.