eSafety – Helpful Information
The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for promoting online safety for all Australians. The website for the eSafety Commissioner provides a wealth of free resources, videos and online safety programs that can assist a whole range of different people. Here is just some of what it provides:
The website for the eSafety Commissioner is https://www.esafety.gov.au/ The resources on the website can assist young people, teachers, women, seniors and community groups.
The Office deals with online safety and provides the following services:
- A complaints service for young Australians who experience cyber bulling;
- Identifying and removing illegal online content; and
- Tackling image-based abuse.
The website provides an iParent section where you can learn about the digital environment and how to help your child have online experiences that are safe. Some of the topics covered include:
- Online pornography;
- Unwanted contact;
- Nudes and sexting;
- Online gaming;
- Eating disorders;
- Social networking;
- Balancing time online; and
The Office can also assist a person where there has been Image-based abuse which is when someone shares an intimate, image or video without the permission of the person in the image or video.
The Office has a number of weblinks and videos to assist you to be able to report the abuse directly to the website or social media service where the images were shared. The abuse can also be reported directly to the Office.
The website also provides an eSafety Women section which is specifically targeted towards women to empower them to take control of their online experiences which is part of the Australian Government’s “Women’s Safety Package to Stop the Violence”.
The website offers online tours to explore technology at home and discover ways to safeguard yourself and protect yourself online. There are also articles on “cyberstalking”, Web browsers, trolls and haters, securing accounts and devices, and an eSafety checklist to name a few.
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is a really great resource for online safety and is definitely worth looking at.
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