01 Feb 24

Free eSafety webinars for parents and carers plus tips on guiding young people to report online issues

From the eSafety commissioner:

Get ready for 2024: Free online webinars for parents and carers

As we welcome 2024, we also open the door to new online risks and opportunities which may raise some parenting challenges:

  • When is the right time for them to use social media?
  • How do I have better conversations with them about gaming?
  • How can I support them if they experience online abuse?

Our free parent webinars can help. Each webinar is designed to improve your understanding and response to online challenges your child may face. The webinar topics include:

  • eSafety 101: How eSafety can help
  • Understanding how to support your child with online gaming
  • Understanding parental controls to safeguard your child
  • Online safety and social media: TikTok, YouTube and Instagram

Join us for our first webinar on 7 February, and continue to support your child in having a safe online experience in 2024.


Let’s chat about how you can help young people make a report if something goes wrong online

The quickest way to have cyberbullying messages, violent or sexual material, illegal activity, or unwanted contact removed from the internet is to report directly to the social media service or platform where the incident occurred.

Young people may need the support of an adult to make a report to a platform, so here are the steps you can take:

  1. Collect evidence before reporting to the social media service or taking other action. Take screenshots showing what has been happening and for how long.
  2. Report to the social media service, game, app, or website where the incident occurred. Use our eSafety Guide to help find the appropriate links for each service.
  3. After you report abusive content to a service or platform, they may immediately remove the content. They may also block the person who posted it or delete their account. In the case of illegal content, the service may also refer the matter to the police.

If the above process doesn’t get you the support you need, eSafety can help. For more information on cyberbullying, read our Bullying online resource.