Report – Online child sexual exploitation

Are you a victim or do you suspect a child is a victim of online child sexual exploitation?

This includes online grooming, sextortion or other image based abuse.

What to do next

You have an obligation to keep your child safe and report information about child sexual abuse to police.

If you are concerned about the possibility your child, or know of a child, who is at risk from sexual abuse, act on it.

If you think a child is in immediate danger call Triple Zero (000), Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000, or your local police.                   

You can report online child sexual exploitation to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) via their online form.

If you’re a victim of online child sexual exploitation, had an uncomfortable situation online, or need someone to talk to, visit our support page for more information.

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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