Google shares tools and knowledge about how to stay safe online with other companies, and works with individuals and website owners to help keep the web a safe place for everyone. We also work with experts on online security and family safety to help provide advice and resources for you and your family.
Bravehearts’ mission is to stop child sexual assault in our society. Our vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child. Our guiding principles are to, at all times, do all things to serve our Mission without fear or favour and without compromise and to continually ensure that the best interests and protection of the child are placed before all other considerations.
Generation Next is a grassroots not-for-profit organisation tackling the social, cultural and emotional challenges affecting young people today. Working with teachers, mental health professionals, parents, organisations and young people themselves, Generation Next raises awareness about current and emerging issues affecting youth mental health, and provides practically relevant education, information and strategies to support young people achieve and maintain mental and emotional wellbeing, and reach their potential.
Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web.
If you are a parent or carer who is concerned about a young person, you can contact Parentline in your state.
With the aim to help guide children and young people toward safe, enjoyable experiences online, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner hopes to encourage behavioural change – where Australian children and young people act responsibly online – just as they would offline.
Our goal is to create an environment in which cyberbullying is truly unacceptable. To achieve this, we hope to both educate and help prevent harmful online behaviour from occurring in the first place. Because we believe that all kids deserve to be safe online.
For more information, please visit www.esafety.gov.au.
PROJECT ROCKIT is Australia's youth-driven movement against bullying, hate and prejudice. We exist because all young people deserve access to respect, acceptance and real leadership opportunities - Regardless of their social label, popularity, sexuality or cultural background.
Since 2006, we've been sending relatable young people into schools to run interactive workshops that tackle bullying, celebrate technology and equip young people with the empathy and leadership to stand up. Our face-to-face workshops have directly impacted hundreds of thousands of young Australians earning the reputation in schools as the student-favourite in anti-bullying interventions.
Designed by young people for young people, PROJECT ROCKIT Online ensures that all young people in even the most remote Australian communities could access meaningful and effective development addressing cybersafety and cyberbullying.
Since launching as the world’s first online mental health service for young people in 1998, ReachOut has grown to become Australia’s leading e-mental health service. Today, more than 1.8 million young people, teachers and health professionals access ReachOut’s evidence-based content and online tools each year.
ReachOut works closely with young people and experts to provide a service that is backed by research and relevant for people aged 14–25 years old, made up by hundreds of fact sheets, free apps, community forums, stories, online tools and videos. ReachOut also provides teachers and professionals who work with young people a range of specially designed resources that support mental health promotion (see ReachOut Professionals).
For more information, please visit www.au.reachout.com.
Scamwatch’ is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.
The ACCC works with state and territory consumer protection agencies and other government agencies to promote awareness in the community about scams. The Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT) coordinates this work. The ACCC's role extends beyond preventing scams and includes other areas of consumer protection, infrastructure regulation, cartels and other forms of anti-competitive conduct.
For more information, please visit www.scamwatch.gov.au.
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national charity keeping children safe from violence and bullying. Developed by the Foundation, eSmart is a world-leading system to help manage cybersafety, and deal with cyberbullying and bullying. It focuses on equipping the community with the skills to be smart, safe and responsible online.