Keeping kids safe online

Parents and carers can play an important role in supporting children and young people to stay safe online.

eSafety parents

Visit the eSafety Commissioner's portal for parents and carers.

Online safety: a guide for parents and carers

This guide covers some of the key online safety issues and includes practical tips and advice.

Online safety for grandparents

As a grandparent, you play an important role in protecting the online safety of the children in your life. This resource includes practical tips to help you talk with them and help to manage cyberbullying and other online issues.

Online safety basics

Help your children safely navigate their digital world and educate them to avoid harmful online experiences.

Understanding opportunities to increase security and privacy measures (PDF)

This Parentline fact sheet helps you discuss the importance of online security and privacy settings with your child to help minimise risk or manage their anxiety.

Keeping our mob safe online

Find out how to help young people make good choices and be deadly online.

Start the chat and stay safe online (PDF)

A guide to help parents, carers and educators protect kids online. 

Start a chat in your language

Find tips and advice in your language about how to start the chat about online safety.

Hear from an expert

Watch eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant share her 4 tips for keeping kids safe online.

Good habits start young

A guide for helping your child to develop social, emotional and practical skills to navigate the digital world.

Positive and responsible technology use (PDF)

This booklet offers advice to support your child to have a positive and safer online experience.

Get to know Facebook

Facebook has a parents portal that can help you understood how this social media site works.

A parent's guide to Instagram

ReachOut has partnered with Instagram Australia to help you support your teenager to stay happy and safe on social media.

An overview of Snapchat

Check out this guide for parents to help you navigate the Snapchat app.

Does your child really know their online friends?

The #doiknowu campaign highlights the dangers of online sexual exploitation. Find tips for discussing the dangers of online grooming with your child.

Social media and safety

Using social media is a regular part of life for most young people. Support your child to manage the risks in their online world but still enjoy its benefits.

Family Online Safety Challenge (PDF)

The Family Online Safety Challenge is for busy parents or carers to help protect the children in their care. It is designed to complete a simple task every day.