The Australian Government has launched the National Online Safety Awareness campaign to help Australian parents ‘start the chat’ about online safety to keep their children safe online.
15 March 2019
The internet is an integral part of the digital lives of young people in Australia, with most engaging in regular online activities to learn, keep in touch with friends and have fun.
However, there is widespread concern amongst Australian parents, carers and educators of the risks children and young people face online, and many are unsure of the resources available to help.
Everybody in a child's life can play an important role in helping children and young people to have positive and safe online experiences.
The awareness raising campaign was launched as part of the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, and aims to encourage anyone who cares for or spends time with kids to 'start the chat' about online safety to help manage online risks.
The eSafety Commissioner has tools, tips and advice to help start the conversation, as well as how to seek help, report an issue, make a complaint or access links to counselling and other support services.
The campaign is the latest initiative of the Government's Keeping Our Children Safe Online package which saw the release of an Online Safety Charter last month to help pave the way for digital platforms to do their part in reducing online harm.