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.

Webinars for parents and carers

Join one of our webinars for parents and carers, at no cost.

These live webinars explore the latest research and they are a great way to learn how you can help your child develop the skills to be safer online. 

All sessions are delivered by our eSafety expert educators.

All webinars are listed in AEST.

Webinar sessions

NEW! eSafety's parent guide to online gaming

This 1 hour webinar is suitable for parents and carers.

Dates

  • Thursday 23 July: 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 28 July: 7.30pm

This webinar will cover:

  • the benefits of gaming and how to mitigate the risks
  • strategies to manage gaming and overuse
  • where to find help and support. 

 

Register now 

For groups with 50+ participants

Due to the popularity of these webinars, we are offering sessions to individual groups, organisations and educators (50+ participants required). Please contact outreach@esafety.gov.au for more information.

Helping kids thrive online

A one hour webinar suitable for parents and carers of young people aged  5-12 years old.

This session will cover:

  • ideas to start the chat about harmful content, contact with strangers and online bullying
  • strategies for addressing common digital parenting challenges
  • skills that young people need to protect themselves online
  • how to get help if things go wrong.

Tech, teens and time online

A one hour webinar suitable for parents and carers of young people aged 12-18 years old.

The session will cover: 

  • ideas to start the chat about harmful content, relationships and online harassment 
  • strategies for addressing common digital parenting challenges 
  • online wellbeing strategies for teens  
  • how to get help if things go wrong.

 

Keeping safe and healthy online

This 30 minute webinar was developed especially for children aged 7-12 years.

Supporting our children to stay healthy and safe online has never been more important. This presentation offers young people valuable advice, including:

  • how to safely communicate online 
  • healthy online habits 
  • where to go for help.

Children answer questions throughout the presentation and record their answers on a worksheet. The worksheet will be sent on registration or can be downloaded below. 

To ensure your child’s safety, all participants listen to a live but do not interact directly with the presenter. 

My house, my rules

This 30 minute webinar is suitable for parents/carers and their children.

Parents/carers and their children can participate together in this presentation which provides advice about online safety topics, including:

  • privacy and security online
  • common online issues
  • where to find help and support.

Coming soon

eSafety is in the process of developing the following webinars:

  • A parent's guide to screen time
  • A parent's guide to the latest apps