Cyber safety resources

Contacts for help and further information

Trusted adultReport any offensive behavior occurring through cyber-correspondence to parents, teachers, older siblings or carers.
Kids help lineAccess online and phone assistance from the Kids help line | Ph: 1800 55 1800
SchoolDiscuss the issue with a teacher or counsellor at the school. Most schools have a student welfare officer or counsellor. In some cases there is an anti-racism contact officer (for example, in all NSW government schools) that can help facilitate the matter.
Office of the Children’s eSafety CommissionerLodge a complaint with Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. The Office can help you remove cyber racism material from social media sites within 48 hours. This site is for children under 18 years. If you are an adult target of cyber racism you can report the incident to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).
PoliceReport criminal offences to the police. State and federal police are actively involved in cyber safety programs. For a criminal conviction there needs to be a lot of evidence to put through the court system under criminal codes, although it is possible. Young people (and adults) can seek assistance via Crime Stoppers.
Anti-discrimination and Equal Opportunity Agencies

Lodge a complaint or seek conciliation with an anti-discrimination or equal opportunity agency: