Online safety is a huge concern for many parents and carers.
The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for promoting online safety for all Australians.
Listed below are some of the many organisations that help young people, parents and carers with all aspects of cybersafefty.
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Staff of the Australian Communications and Media Authority assist the eSafety Commissioner perform her functions and exercise her powers.
They are committed to helping all Australians have safer, positive experiences online—just as they would offline.
The Office co-ordinates and leads the online safety efforts of government, industry and the not-for profit community. It has a broad remit which includes providing:
- a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying
- identifying and removing illegal online content
- tackling image-based abuse.
The Office also provides audience-specific content to help educate all Australians about online safety including young people, women, teachers, parents, seniors and community groups.
Their goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely.
Read more here
Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory
The Northern Territory Children's Commissioner is an independent statutory officer whose core functions focus on the wellbeing of vulnerable children.
Their website provides an outline of the core functions of the Commissioner, some of the current activities of the Commissioner and provides links to a range of related resources and publications.
The position of Northern Territory Children's Commissioner was created in the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007, which was passed by the Legislative Assembly in November 2007.