Cyber safety

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Online risk


Report

Combatting online Islamophobia and racism in Australia: the case for an eSafety duty of care

This report, commissioned by the Islamic Council of Victoria, argues that the failure of social media platforms to improve their demonstrably ineffectual systems for the review of hateful material, coupled with the grave harms of online Islamophobia, necessitates government intervention.
Report

‘How bad should it be before I tell someone?’

This report starts with an overview of the online activities of people with intellectual disability. It then examines their understanding and experiences of online abuse. Finally, it explores their information and support needs, and identifies guiding principles for resource development.
Position paper

The Online Safety Bill: Demos position paper

The UK Government’s Online Safety Bill has finally been published, almost three years since the initial Online Harms White Paper that began the debate about digital regulation in the United Kingdom. This document sets out recommendations to help inform the forthcoming Parliamentary process and, should...
Report

Mind the gap: parental awareness of children’s exposure to risks online

This research explores the opportunities and risks that the internet presents for children in Australia. More than 3,500 young people aged 8 to 17, and their parents, were surveyed during August and September 2021.
Report

Consultations with young people to inform the eSafety Commissioner’s Engagement Strategy for Young People

Young people in Australia have clear aspirations and views about the internet and online safety. This research highlights their recommendations and vision for the future. It outlines their expectations of eSafety and how we should engage with them about online issues. The findings will be...
Annual Report

Australian Communications and Media Authority and Office of the eSafety Commissioner annual reports 2020–21

This report provides details of the ACMA’s and eSafety’s performance for 2020–21, key corporate information, and details against the mandatory reporting requirements.
Report

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...
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‘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.
Fact sheet

The digital parenting strategies and behaviours of New Zealand parents

This factsheet presents findings from a study looking at the strategies New Zealand parents, caregivers and whānau use to mediate their children’s experiences of online risk and harm.
Report

The state of the online nation

This study explores online safety in New Zealand. Participants represented the New Zealand population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion and region.
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

Online safety for young people with intellectual disability

This research report explores the benefits and challenges of engaging online for young people with intellectual disability from the perspective of young people themselves, their parents, carers and educators.
Report

Everything in moderation: platforms, communities and users in a healthy online environment

This paper argues that the principles and practice underpinning most major digital platforms have failed to create healthy online spaces, and that current attempts by states to regulate these spaces will fall short of addressing the root causes of this failure.
Annual Report

Australian Communications and Media Authority and Office of the eSafety Commissioner annual reports 2019-20

Providing information about the ACMA’s and eSafety’s performance for 2019–20, this report contains key corporate information and details against the mandatory reporting requirements.
Fact sheet

Parental awareness of children’s experiences of online risks and harm

This fact sheet presents findings from a study looking at New Zealand parents’, caregivers’ and whānau perceptions of children’s experiences of online risk and harm.
Report

Building Australian adults' confidence and resilience online

This report shows that while most Australian adults are confident in their ability to use online technologies, they are less confident about how to manage specific online risks. Notably, most adults see the need for online safety information, yet few search for or receive it.
Report

Adults’ negative online experiences

This research report explores adult Australians’ negative online experiences over a 12-month period. It highlights the types of online experiences people face, their reactions and responses.
Report

Best practice framework for online safety education (stage 1)

In response to identified gaps in online safety education, eSafety undertook research to support the development of a framework for online safety education in Australian schools, from K-12. This report focuses on the rapid review of evidence to assess current understandings of best practice in...
Report

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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Protecting the age of innocence

Access to online pornography and wagering would be restricted through mandatory age verification, under the recommendations in this Social Policy and Legal Affairs committee report.