Report abuse

Have you seen inappropriate behaviour towards children online?

Report abuse

What can I report to the ACCCE?

  1. Suspected online grooming or unwanted contact.
    Report here.
  2. An individual having a conversation with a child online and saying and doing inappropriate things or trying to meet in person.
    Report here.
  3. Live streaming and consuming child sexual abuse material.
    Report here.
  4. Coercing and blackmailing children for sexual purposes.
    Report here.

There is no information too small or insignificant. Something that may appear small or insignificant could prove vital to a police investigation. 

Need more information? Find out more about what to report 

 

Is the child in immediate danger?

Call Triple Zero

Or call your local police

Emergency call triple zero

Report in-confidence

If you prefer to report in-confidence visit Crime Stoppers or call

1800 333 000

 

Other reports you can make 

You can report a range of online issues you encounter to organisations the ACCCE works with. 

 

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Illegal and harmful content online

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If you encounter child abuse material or other offensive and illegal content online, you can report it to the eSafety Commissioner who will work with law enforcement to remove content that is hosted in Australia and overseas. If you come across illegal content such as child sexual abuse material on a social media, you can make a complaint directly to the provider.

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Image-based abuse

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Image-based abuse, including sexual extortion, occurs when intimate, nude or sexual images are distributed without the consent of the person pictured. This includes real, altered and drawn pictures and videos. The eSafety Commissioner has a range of powers to help with the removal of intimate images or videos and, in some cases, take civil action against the person who shared the content without consent.

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Cyberbullying

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The eSafety Commissioner operates a complaints scheme to tackle serious cyberbullying affecting an Australian child. Working with social media companies, they have powers to assist the rapid removal of material when it is seriously threatening, seriously humiliating, seriously harassing, or seriously intimidating. 

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Other online crime

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ReportCyber is a national online system to securely report instances of cybercrime. It also provides advice to help people recognise and avoid common types of cybercrime. This could include crimes such as fraud, scams and harassment. Report to ReportCyber in the first instance, or your local police. 

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Reporting outside Australia

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The ACCCE uses the internationally recognised the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) logo and report abuse button to support VGT’s delivery of a coordinated international law enforcement response to online child sexual abuse. 

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Scams

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ScamWatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.