The eSafety Commissioner’s new video for parents and carers has advice on dealing with cyberbullying as well as tips on navigating online friendships. One in 5 young Australians aged 8 to 17 years say they have been socially excluded, threatened or abused online. eSafety has help, resources and advice for parents, carers, kids and young people about cyberbullying. We can also help remove serious cyberbullying material (targeting someone under 18 years) that is threatening, intimidating, harassing or humiliating.
Encouraging kids to seek support
Young people tell us that when they are targeted online they do not ask for help because they feel embarrassed or do not feel like anything will happen. Talk to them about the friends and adults in their life and the support they can access including online and phone counselling services.