The ACCCE and Australian law enforcement regularly see cases involving children and young people being targeted by online child sex offenders through social networking, image or video-sharing apps, instant messaging or gaming platforms to self-produce online child sexual exploitation material.
The most important thing that families and carers can do is to start the conversation about online safety with children from an early age and to continue talking with them regularly throughout all stages of their lives.
Seven day Online Safety Challenge
We are issuing Australian families with a Seven day online safety challenge in partnership with ThinkUKnow. The challenge involves a daily simple task for parents and carers to complete, to help kick-start their journey in helping protect their children. The tasks include reviewing privacy settings, researching the apps and games their children use and creating an online family safety contract. Don’t forget to tag us and use #7dayonlinesafetychallenge
Together with ThinkUKnow, we have created a fun online safety Family Bingo activity. It includes online and offline activities, so there’s something for everyone. You can set a challenge to complete all of the activities over a weekend, one a week or what works best for your family.
ThinkUKnow home learning activity packs are now available to support parents, carers and children. The activity packs address a range of topics, such as online supervision, unwanted contact and safer online interactions, through real case studies and prevention tips and activities that encourage open discussion.
Download home learning packs at ThinkUKnow.org.au