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Cybersafety and cybercrime

Adults Supporting Kids (ASK)

A self-service website for adults concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child, young person, or family.

Find resources and services in your area, use the self-service Just ASK tool, or seek help through Chat (9:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays).

Bullying and harassment information, advice and helplines (SA Government).

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
Information on online safety for parents (iParent) and women (eSafetyWomen), children and young people. Includes cyber bullying, sexting, trolling, digital reputation, online gaming. Provides a guide to games, apps and social networking. You can report cyber bullying and offensive material. Has resources for Aboriginal families and schools (Be Deadly Online)

Google Safety Centre
Online safety tips for parents, including Google SafeSearch.

ReportCyber – Australian Cyber Security Centre
A national site for reporting cybercrime.

Cyber safety for parents and teachers including privacy management, sexting, gaming consoles. Has guides for young people on using a number of social media sites

Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN)
A national site for reporting cybercrime

Australian Federal Police
Report cybercrime

Crime Stoppers SA
Phone 1800 333 000

Common Sense Media
A US website with reviews of movies, games and apps.

Healthy children
A US website with an online tool for developing a family screen use plan.

Stay Smart Online Alert Service
A free service for Australian internet users to explain recent online threats and how they can be managed

Australian Council on Children and the Media
Information about children and media, and app review service ‘Know before you load’

Australian Classification
Classification ratings for movies and games

Department for Education
Information for families and students about cyber-safety, bullying and harassment

No Game
Information about simulated gambling in games

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Parent Easy Guides

Cyber safety

Safe technology use

Domestic and family violence

Police - Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
A person at risk of domestic violence can get information about their partner or ex-partner, to help them make decisions about their safety. Apply online or at a police station.

Police – family violence advice
Metropolitan Adelaide - contact your local Family Violence Investigation Section.

In country areas, contact your local police station.

Family Relationships Advice Line
Advice for families affected by relationship or separation issues, including locating dispute providers. Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Saturdays 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Phone 1800 050 321

Legal Services Commission
For free legal advice by phone or online chat, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday
Phone 1300 366 424

Local domestic violence services
Supported accommodation, outreach and counselling for victims of violence

  • Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service - Phone 8365 5033
  • Southern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service - Phone 8382 0066
  • Western Adelaide Domestic Violence Service - Phone 8268 7700
  • Northern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service - Phone 8255 3622

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Migrant Women’s Support Program
Support for migrant women and children experiencing family violence
Phone 8152 9260

Nunga Mi:Minar (Northern Region Domestic Violence Service)
Freecall 1800 003 308

Ninko Kurtangga Patpangga (Southern Regional Aboriginal Family Violence Service)
Phone 8297 9644

RSPCA - Safe Kennels DV Project
Provides emergency boarding for pets of people affected by family violence
Phone 1300 477 722

See also:

If you think you are hurting your family

Services for men who use violence or abuse in their relationships
Phone 1300 789 978

Uniting Communities
For counselling services and groups
Phone 8202 5190

Relationships Australia
For counselling services
Phone 1300 364 277 or country callers phone 1800 182 325

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Parent Easy Guides

Child abuse

Family violence

Protecting children from sexual abuse

Safe environments for children

Child Abuse Report Line
Phone 13 14 78 (24-hour service) if you think a child is at risk

Kidsafe SA
Children’s safety, including safe car seats.
Phone (08)7089 8554

SIDS and Kids
Safe sleeping for babies.
Phone 8332 1066

Red Nose
Phone 1300 998 698
Information on safe infant sleeping. Phone Crisis Line 1300 799 656
Phone 1300 308 307, 24 hours for bereavement support.

Product Safety Australia  - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Information about safe products for babies and children, including safe cots and securing furniture and TVs that can topple over.

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Parent Easy Guides

Safety for young children

Home alone

Safe families (Aboriginal Parent Easy Guide)

Keeping Children Safe (many languages)

Sexual abuse of children

If life is in danger, phone 000 (triple zero)

Police attendance: Phone 131 444

Child Abuse Report Line
Phone this services if you think a child may be at risk of violence, abuse or neglect, including Female Genital Cutting, or early or forced marriage.
Phone 13 14 78 (24-hour service)
Child abuse reporting - when to report and what happens next

eSafety Commissioner
For information about keeping children safe online.
Phone 1800 880 176

Crime Stoppers SA
To report crimes including online grooming.
Phone 1800 333 000

Online safety information and to report online grooming to Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation.

Department for Child Protection
For information on child protection and reporting abuse.
Phone 8124 4185

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Parent Easy Guides

Protecting children from sexual abuse

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Last Updated:
02 Mar 2021
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07 Dec 2023
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