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Reporting Cyber Safety Breaches

On 29 June 2010 by admin

Content complaints

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) responds to community concerns about offensive and illegal material on the internet by administering a national regulatory scheme that includes the investigation of complaints about prohibited internet content and internet gambling services.

ACMA also enforces Australia’s anti-spam laws and accepts complaints about unsolicited email messages.

For more information, or to make a complaint, visit the ACMA website (www.acma.gov.au/hotline).

Online child sex exploitation

If you are concerned about online behaviour that involves sexual exploitation of a child you can report it to the Australian Federal Police Online Child Sex Exploitation Team (OCSET).

OCSET works with state and territory police and international law enforcement agencies to investigate online child sex exploitation which occurs using telecommunications services, such as internet or mobile phones.

Offences include accessing, sending or uploading child pornography or child abuse material and online engagement (grooming or procuring) of children under 16 years of age for sexual purposes. Investigations may also focus on internet sites, either within or outside of Australia, that host child pornography and child abuse material.

To report any suspicious or inappropriate online behaviour visit the Australian Federal Police website (www.afp.gov.au/national/child_protection_operations/online_child_sex_exploitation.html).

If you know about a child who is in immediate danger or risk, call 000 or contact your local police.