Out of the Dark: Protecting kids from the dangers online

Today’s young people live in a technologically advanced world where online interactions provide meaning, belonging and community.

But this exciting digital world can also expose children to the risk of various types of sexual harm - and many young people and their families do not have the knowledge necessary for managing this risk or responding to harm.

The Out of the Dark (OOTD) project was established in response to the 2015 Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry (Byrne Report) and primarily addresses internet-related child sexual abuse.

The QFCC is currently working in collaboration with the Queensland Police Service’s Task Force Argos, Education Queensland, the Queensland Government Chief Information Office, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and Bravehearts to produce the latest instalment in an effective community education campaign aimed at children and their carers to educate them to recognise, prevent and respond to online sexual harm.


If you are in immediate danger dial ‘OOO’.


Need support?


Need information on how to keep kids safe online?

See our online safety resources or

Alannah and Madeline Foundation 


Carly Ryan Foundation

Kids Helpline

Legal Aid QLD

National Children's and Youth Law Centre

Office of the eSafety Commissioner


Student Edge



Need to report?

ACORN (Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network) to report cybercrime such as hacking, scams, fraud, identity theft, attacks on computer systems and illegal or prohibited online content.

Bravehearts - Join the Dots to report suspected online grooming or child sexual exploitation.

Office of the eSafety Commissioner to report image based abuse, offensive and illegal content and cyberbullying


Training providers:

A comprehensive list of The Office of the eSafety Commissioner certified online safety program providers available to service Queensland can be accessed on The Office of the eSafety Commissioner’s website.


26 July 2018