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Supervision can be different depending on your child’s age but is an important factor for minimising potential harmful situations online

Social media services are increasingly popular for young people to connect, create and share content online

Sharing illegal and harmful content can have a range of implications, but sometimes young people may not realise they’re even doing it

Young people have access to more technology and use this to manage their relationships

Children and young people might refer to self-generated sexual content as sharing a ‘pic’ or ‘selfie’ – but police are continuing to come across this type of material in the collections of online offenders

An understanding of basic privacy principles can help to reduce the chance of your child experiencing inappropriate contact.



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

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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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