Get help

This section provides information to help you report inappropriate, harmful or criminal activities that have occurred to children online. This information is for people who live in Australia only.

Online child sexual exploitation most commonly includes grooming, live streaming, consuming child sexual abuse material, and coercing and blackmailing children for sexual purposes.

If you are concerned about the possibility that your child or a child you know is at risk, act on it. Report it appropriately.

If you think a child is in immediate danger call Triple Zero (000) or your local police (131 444).

If you prefer to report anonymously, you can visit Crime Stoppers or call their toll free number 1800 333 000.

Online child sexual exploitation can be reported to the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation or directly access the reporting form here.

There is no information too small or insignificant. Information provided by you can help to protect children online.

If you are a victim of online child sexual exploitation, had an uncomfortable situation online, or need someone to talk to there is help and support available. Visit the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation for more information.

For advice on reporting these issues from another country, please visit the Virtual Global Taskforce.

What we do

We develop resources and advice for parents, carers and educators, children and young people to prevent online child sexual exploitation.

Led by the Australian Federal Police, our program includes:

  • Presentations for schools and community groups
  • Online learning resources
  • Activities to do at home
  • Fact sheets and guides
  • Educators resources


What we don’t do

Our program doesn’t cover:

  • Information about general online safety, including cyberbullying
  • Information about cybercrime

For information about online safety visit the eSafety Commissioner

For information about cybercrime visit ReportCyber

Our partners

ThinkUKnow Australia is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Datacom and Microsoft Australia, and delivered in partnership with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.

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