Cyber safety

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Online risk
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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...
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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.
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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.
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.
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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...
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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.
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.
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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 2017–18

Containing details of the ACMA’s and the Office’s performance for 2017–18, this report delivers key corporate information, and details against the mandatory reporting requirements.
Annual Report

Australian Communications and Media Authority and Office of the eSafety Commissioner annual reports 2018–19

This report contains details of the ACMA’s and eSafety’s performance for 2018–19, key corporate information and details against the mandatory reporting requirements.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.