Parental controls and privacy settings are enough to keep children and young people safe online
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Multiple strategies are recommended for online child safety.

It’s sometimes assumed that technical actions such as parental controls and filters alone are enough to keep children and young people safe, but sometimes more is needed.

There is no ‘quick fix’ when it comes to online safety or protecting your child from harm, and it’s important to use a range of prevention strategies.

A complete approach includes using both technology settings as well as open conversations with children and young people about what they do 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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The Australian Federal Police acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.