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Internet

The internet can be a fun, educational and useful tool. Many children or young people use the internet to help with homework, download music, play games and chat with friends. However, children and young people are vulnerable to many of the risks of using the internet. These include:

  • meeting predatory adults online posing as potential 'friends'

  • giving out personal information, such as their phone number, address and photos

  • visiting inappropriate sites that contain pornography, racism or depictions of violence. 

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner iParent website​ provides online safety resources targeted to the specific needs of parents and carers.