Category: eSafety

Protecting Boys From Sextortion

Commentary There’s an intriguing photograph of the four people who head up Australia’s Digital Platforms Regulators Forum. A row of smiling women. The control of our county’s high tech online world is firmly in female hands, with not a skerrick of gender diversity to be seen. This would be fine if we could be assured…


Australia’s Liberal Party Target Big Tech for Online Safety

Big tech will be required to build enhanced safety controls into their devices that are easy for parents to use and hard for children to bypass, if Australia’s centre-right Coalition is returned to government. Technology companies would need to create the safeguards for smartphones and tablets as part of a new federal eSafety package. The…


Nearly Two Thirds of Australian Kids Have Watched Harmful Online Content: Study

Sixty percent of Australian children have watched harmful online content, including drug taking, suicide and violent sexual material unbeknownst to their parents, who did not know what their children were exposed to on the internet, a new study has found. Julie Inman Grant, the commissioner of eSafety—Australia’s independent regulator for online safety, released research investigating…


Australia Commences New Online Safety Laws to Protect Aussies From ‘Vicious’ Online Abuse

Australia’s new online safety measures came into force on Sunday, which could mean social media platforms are now able to be forced to take down offending posts and, in some cases, unmask the identity of anonymous posters. The wide-ranging Online Safety Act, which passed in 2021, grants new powers to eSafety commissioner Julie Inman Grant….