Staying safe online

According to the Australia’s eSafety commissioner one third of young people have reported being exposed to online content promoting terrorism. This is a worrying statistic and highlights how vigilant we need to be as parents and caregivers in understanding what our youths are consuming or being exposed to in unmonitored spaces. Learn more about how we can keep our most vulnerable safe from harmful narratives and online predators.

For more resources visit eSafety and Online Materials.

Ways you can your family and friends safe online.
How to harness the interests and passions of young people and help them have their voice heard.
How to protect yourselves and others online, as we spend more time online while social distancing.
Interview with Lise Waldek of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie university.
We chat to academics Emma Colvin and Kristy Campion about staying safe online.
Advice and support

If you would like further advice and support on how best to help someone you care about, contact our Step Together helpline workers.

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