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What is cyber racism? : What the research says : Case studies : Laws around cyber racism : Cyber safety resources

Cyber safety refers to the programs that are in place to assist young people, parents and carers, and teachers learn about the risks of online behaviour. Included in this section are cyber safety programs for schools; resources for dealing with and reporting cyber bullying; and contacts for help and further information.

Cyber safety programs for schools

Cyber bullying resources and support

Contacts for help and further information

Trusted adult Report any offensive behavior occurring through cyber-correspondence to parents, teachers, older siblings or carers.
Kids help line Access online and phone assistance from the Kids help line | Ph: 1800 55 1800
School Discuss the issue with a teacher or counsellor at the school. Most schools have a student welfare officer or counsellor. In some cases there is an anti-racism contact officer (for example, in all NSW government schools) that can help facilitate the matter.
Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner Lodge a complaint with Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. The Office can help you remove cyber racism material from social media sites within 48 hours. This site is for children under 18 years. If you are an adult target of cyber racism you can report the incident to theĀ Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).
Police Report criminal offences to the police. State and federal police are actively involved in cyber safety programs. For a criminal conviction there needs to be a lot of evidence to put through the court system under criminal codes, although it is possible. Young people (and adults) can seek assistance via Crime Stoppers.
Anti-discrimination and Equal Opportunity Agencies Lodge a complaint or seek conciliation with an anti-discrimination or equal opportunity agency:

Cyber racism – What is cyber racism? : What the research says : Case studies : Laws around cyber racism : Cyber safety resources