The following pages will take you to useful information and resources specific to your country.
You will find information which will further equip you with the tools to help safeguard children and limit online offender opportunity.
These resources will also provide you with tips for young people on having fun, staying in control and being safer online.
If you are accessing this site from Australia, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.
For Australian law enforcement, visit the Australian Federal Police (AFP) website.
The AFP also manages the Australian ThinkUKnow website, which provides further information, interactive training and advice for parents, carers, teachers and young people.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is a statutory authority within the federal government portfolio of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.
The ACMA is responsible for the regulation of:
- the internet
- radio communications
The ACMA operates a Hotline for the investigation of complaints about online child sexual abuse material and other potentially illegal or prohibited content under an online content co-regulatory scheme established by Australian legislation. The ACMA is a long time member of the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE). Through the INHOPE referral protocols and established relationships with law enforcement, the ACMA actively contributes to the removal of online child sexual abuse material from around the world.
Cybersmart, an ACMA initiative, provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world. Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff.
Stay Smart Online is an initiative of the Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy. Stay Smart Online is a cyber security website providing information for Australian internet users on the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.
The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is an organisation which aims to prevent child abuse and neglect and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every Australian child.
If you are accessing this site from Canada, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organisation dedicated to the personal safety of all children.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is part of Canada’s National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet. The goal is to reduce child victimisation by providing programs and services to Canadians.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is responsible for operating Canada’s national tip-line.
Kids Internet Safety Alliance (KINSA) educates children, parents, and others about internet safety, particularly in the area of online child sexual exploitation. KINSA is also an advocate for victims of internet-based child sexual exploitation.
For Canadian law enforcement, visit the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre as part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police website.
If you are accessing this site from Italy, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.
For Italian law enforcement, visit the Italian Postal and Police Communication Service.
If you are accessing this site from New Zealand, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.
For New Zealand law enforcement, visit the New Zealand Police website.
NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of cyberspace.
NetSafe has developed ‘the orb‘ to offer all New Zealanders a simple and secure way to report online incidents which may break NZ law or breach legislation.
The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs serves and connects people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation.
United Arab Emirates
If you are accessing this site from the UAE, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.
For UAE law enforcement, visit the Ministry of Interior, United Arab Emirates.
If you are accessing this site from the UK, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.
For more advice and support for parents within the UK visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre website.
CEOP also manages the UK ThinkUKnow website, which provides further information, interactive training and advice for parents, carers, teachers and young people.
Beatbullying is the UK’s leading bullying prevention charity, creating a world where bullying, violence and harassment are unacceptable.
If you are accessing this site from the US, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.
For US law enforcement, visit the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement website.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a private, non-profit organisation which was created in 1984. The mission of NCMEC is to serve as a resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organisation provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, and children including child victims as well as other professionals.
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program was created to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in the US by enhancing their investigative response to technology facilitated crimes against children.
Further advice and support for young people can be found on NetSmartz.
Europol is the law enforcement agency of the European Union. Its aim is to help achieve a safer Europe by supporting the law enforcement agencies of European Union member states in their fight against international serious crime and terrorism.
Interpol exists to help create a safer world. Its aim is to provide a unique range of essential services for the law enforcement community to optimise the international effort to combat crime.
Insafe is a European network of Awareness Centres promoting safe, responsible use of the internet and mobile devices to young people.
Cybersafety is dedicated to keeping kids safe in a wired world. It provides information, resources and helpful links for parents, teachers and children.
Save the Children is a leading independent organisation creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.
SIP-BENCH 2: Benchmarking of parental control tools for the online protection of children is a study is to help parents to choose the most appropriate parental control tool that best fits their needs. This will be done by means of an expert assessment of products, tools and services that allow users to control children’s access to inappropriate content online.