Cyber racism

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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


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.

Australian Communications
and Media Authority (ACMA)

Lodge a complaint with ACMA. ACMA handles complaints, reports and enquiries about unsolicited commercial electronic messages covered by the Spam Act 2003. Complaints can be reported to ACMA online. The ACMA maintains a 'black list' of offenders and is able to issue a 'take down' notice where web content is judged offensive.


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