Children's games (on gaming consoles or apps) are always safer
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Any site, game, app or platform with an internet connection and chat function can be used by online child sex offenders.

Online apps, games, sites, and platforms designed for children and young people are often assumed to be safer.

If there’s an internet connection as well as an online chat function, children and young people can potentially communicate with anyone. 

While online games can be a fun way to connect with friends, it’s important to have oversight of your child’s activities and encourage open conversations about their activities and who they may be talking to online.

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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