In more recent years the internet has become a place where children and adults are the subject of unsolicited approaches in order to commit sexual offences and exposure to unwanted sexual material. Listed below are some useful resources you might want to access.
Queensland Police Service – ‘Who’s chatting to your kids?’
In order to develop awareness and increase personal safety the Queensland Police Service have developed the excellent document ‘Who's chatting to your kids?’ which you can or download [ 239 kB] or view below.
Commonwealth Government – Net Alert Information
Information on internet safety and security for children, parents, librarians and teachers is freely available through the Commonwealth Government Net Alert website http://www.pcw.vic.edu.au/Our School/Parents Guide to Internet Safety.pdf
The NetAlert – Protecting Australian Families Online initiative is managed by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) and includes:
- The National Filter Scheme to provide every Australian household and public library with access to a free internet content filter to help block unwanted content
- A new website and national helpline to provide advice about protecting children online, as well as access to the free filters, and information about how they work.