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How to report

This section provides information and facilities to help you report inappropriate, harmful or criminal activities that occur online.

This information is for people who live in Australia only.

For advice on reporting these issues from another country, please visit the Virtual Global Taskforce.

If your child experiences unwanted contact or is the victim of online child sexual exploitation, it is essential you know what to do and how to get help.

1. Collect evidence

If you need to make a report, collect screenshots or photos of the interaction and the user’s profile. It is important to do this before blocking or deleting the user or you may lose the chat content.

2. Block

Unwanted contact

3. Report

Unwanted contact or behaviours and seek support. Online matters that don’t require a police response can also be reported to the platform where the issue occurred. Most platforms have a ‘help’ section that explains how to report or make a complaint.
 

REPORT – ONLINE CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

REPORT – ONLINE GROOMING

REPORT – INAPPROPRIATE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT

REPORT – CYBERCRIME

REPORT – CYBERBULLYING

REPORT – ONLINE EXTREMIST MATERIAL

If a child is in immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000).

For non-emergency situations that still require a timely response, contact your local police station (131 444).

For anonymous reporting contact Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au).

Further information:

For other online safety issues, including cyberbullying, visit eSafety.

For more information about scams visit Scamwatch.

For more information, or to report cybercrime visit Report Cyber.