Cyberbullying

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Report

The future of digital spaces and their role in democracy

In light of current conversations about the need to rethink and redesign online public spaces, researchers from the Pew Research Center and Elon University asked experts how they expect the digital public sphere to evolve by 2035. This report outlines the findings.
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Online safety: health, education and law enforcement workers

Frontline workers in the health, education and law enforcement sectors provide essential services directly to the public, and they often find out about online safety issues through the course of their work. This research was conducted to explore frontline workers' experiences and perceptions of online...
Report

‘For my safety’: experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women with intellectual disability or cognitive disability

This research explores experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women living with intellectual or cognitive disability. The findings are based on interviews with women with intellectual or cognitive disability and frontline workers who provide support services.
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Technology-facilitated abuse: a survey of support services stakeholders

This report presents findings from Stage 1 of a larger national project examining the extent and nature of, and responses to, technology-facilitated abuse within the Australian community.
Report

The digital lives of Aussie teens

This research provides a glimpse into the digital lives of Australian teenagers, how they deal with negative online experiences, the types of information they need to stay safe online and the information sources that they trust. It also looks at the types of positive online...
Report

Technology-facilitated gender-based violence: an overview

This paper serves as an introduction to technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV) and many of the concepts that will serve as the basis for a new research project. Relying on the research done to date on TFGBV, this paper reviews some of the more common forms...
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Protecting children online: an overview of recent developments in legal frameworks and policies

The digital environment presents a wide range of benefits to children, whilst also exposing them to various risks, including cyberbullying, harmful content and inappropriate contact with strangers. This report provides an overview of the legal and policy actions that governments, international organisations and other stakeholders...
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Online hate speech: findings from Australia, New Zealand and Europe

Hate speech is recognised as a growing online issue which can negatively impact a person’s mental health, general wellbeing and online engagement. This research report is the result of collaboration between the eSafety Commissioner in Australia, Netsafe in New Zealand and United Kingdom’s Safer Internet...
Survey

Youth survey report 2019

This year’s Youth Survey Report reveals that young people aged between 15 to 19 years old in Australia report issues and concerns relating to mental health, the environment, bullying and voice. Young people’s top four personal concerns also relate to mental health, which include coping...
Literature review

Cyberbullying and Indigenous Australians: a review of the literature

This review focuses on the available literature on cyberbullying, with a focus on research that has explored its prevalence among, and its effects on, Indigenous individuals and communities.
Report

Digital self-harm: prevalence, motivations and outcomes for teens who cyberbully themselves

This research report presents findings from an exploratory study about the extent and nature of digital self-harm among New Zealand teens. The report centres on the prevalence of digital self-harm (or self-cyberbullying) among New Zealand teens (aged 13-17), the motivations, and outcomes related to engaging...
Guide

Start the chat and stay safe online

This resources is designed to educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers of children aged 5 – 18 about the importance of starting the chat with young people around online safety.
Discussion paper

Online harms white paper

This white paper sets out the UK Government's plans for online safety measures, which include encouraging companies to take more responsibility for the online safety of their users, particularly children and other vulnerable groups. The public consultation runs until July 2019.
Report

Trolls and polls - the economic costs of online harassment and cyberhate

This research from the Australia Institute estimates the cost of online harassment and cyberhate to have cost Australians an estimated total of $3.7 billion dollars in health costs and lost income.
Working paper

Developing a global indicator on bullying of school-aged children

This paper develops a global indicator on bullying amongst children using existing school-based surveys from around the world. The findings of this paper show that bullying is a complex phenomenon that takes multiple forms, and is experienced to widely varying degrees across the world.
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Safe and well online: learnings from four social marketing campaigns for youth wellbeing

This program developed and tested a program of four online, youth-centred social campaigns to promote young people’s safety and wellbeing.
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New Zealand teens and digital harm

This report presents the findings of a nationally representative study whose purpose was to explore the experiences, attitudes, and behaviours of New Zealand teens about digital communications including harm and/or distress.
Strategy

National safe schools framework

This National Safe Schools Framework builds on the original 2003 Framework and is based on the following overarching vision: All Australian schools are safe, supportive and respectful teaching and learning communities that promote student wellbeing. The Framework adopts a whole school approach to safety and...
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State of play—youth, kids and digital dangers

This report highlights a number of key themes in relation to the online challenges facing young people age 8–17.
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Adequacy of existing offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory criminal laws to capture cyberbullying

This report recommends that the Australian government consult state and territory governments, non-government organisations and other relevant stakeholders, to develop and publicise a clear definition of cyberbullying that recognises the breadth and complexity of the issue.