Warning: Video contains adult themes. Parental guidance recommended.
Online predators pretend to be your friend and then trap you into doing things you don't want to do.
You and your friends can avoid the traps and stay safe online by:
- knowing someone in real life before accepting their friend request
- limiting how much personal information you share online
- telling them to slow down or block and delete if you feel uncomfortable
- knowing it's illegal to create, send, or have sexual images of someone (including yourself) who looks under 18 years. Find out more.
This Traps and Hacks poster explains the traps predators use and how you can avoid them and be safe online.
If you're worried that you've sent a sexual image of yourself to someone, you're not alone.
There are lots of people who can help you. There are some simple steps you can take if you've sent a sexual image. And there are ways you can anonymously report predators.
People you can talk to:
- Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
- Bravehearts - 1800 272 831
- Search oneplace for a service near you
What to do if you've sent a sexual image:
Where you can report someone; you can even do it anonymously:
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