Cyber safety

Alternate Term Label:
Online risk
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.
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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.
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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...
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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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A matter of security, privacy and trust

The principal objective of this study is to identify the principles and values of encryption in New Zealand with a view to informing future developments of encryption-related laws and policies. The overarching question is: What are the fundamental principles and values that apply to encryption?
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New Zealand children’s experiences of online risks and their perceptions of harm

This research report presents findings from a quantitative study regarding different aspects related to risks and online safety. It looks at the online experiences that children find bothersome and upsetting and explores the hurtful behaviours they encounter or engage in, both online and in person.
Report

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.
Policy report

Building better business for children

This report recommends that the Australian Government adopt a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, and has suggested ten clear areas where children would benefit from reform.
Report

Parenting in the digital age

This research focuses on parents’ experiences raising children in a world steeped in online activity and connection. It confirms the pivotal role parents play in keeping their children safe online and highlights their very real concerns about their capacity to deal with online safety issues.
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.