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.

Online safety for under 5s booklet

This booklet for families offers practical advice and strategies for parents and carers, to help them tackle the key online safety issues for children from birth to 5 years old.

You can download this resource, or order printed copies.

Early years educators

This booklet for families is free to all early learning services in Australia. Educators can use the tips to support children and families in online safety.

A poster is also available, to help raise awareness of the eSafety Early Years program.

 

Download the eSafety Early Years booklet

Order the eSafety Early Years booklet

This publication is available as a hardcopy. It is provided free of charge to Australian residents and early learning services (for non-profit purposes only).

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How early years educators can use this booklet

Educators can use the tips in the booklet and on the poster to support children and families in online safety.

Try these ideas for making the best use of the resources:

  • Display the poster in the foyer of your service to grab the attention of families and have a booklet there for parents and carers to look through.
  • Include the booklet’s key messages in your service’s newsletter or parent app.
  • Download and print the sections separately for your families, so you can focus on them one at a time as a community.
  • Share thoughts and experiences about online safety at a parent gathering.

 

Downloadable PDF sections:

 

Poster:

Hardcopies:

The booklet and poster are also available as a hardcopy and provided free of charge to Australian residents (for non-profit purposes only).

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