We all spend a lot of free time on the internet. Playing games, watching videos, sharing selfies and chatting with friends are just some of the fun things to do.
But sometimes, being on the internet can be unsafe, especially for younger children.
Adults are also on the internet, playing games and posting on Facebook, like you. Sometimes adults and others do the wrong thing and share inappropriate content or pretend to be a young person like you or someone else. Sometimes they can be bullies and very scary.
If you’re uncomfortable about something that’s happened online, or you think something’s wrong or suspicious, it’s important to tell someone about it.
Join the Dots is a safe anonymous way to help you report what’s happened, what you have found or what’s worrying you. The information you share will help keep you, your friends and younger children around you safe on the internet.Make a report today
What can you do if you're feeling unsafe?
It's important to report what's happened. If you don't want to talk to the police, you can choose to remain anonymous.
You might think the police can't or won't do anything but Join the Dots helps police gather the information they need to stop the same thing happening to others less able to protect themselves. Your help is vital.
When you make a report, we'll share your information with the police, for you.
The information you share could be what the police need to keep the internet a safe place and help protect other younger children from harm.
If you are worried about Cyberbullying, The Office of the eSafety Commissioner have many helpful resources on their website esafety.gov.au including a Cyber Bullying reporting tool.
Make a report today
Remember, you won’t get into trouble for staying safe online. So make sure you always tell someone if you feel worried about something on the internet.
- Talk to Mum or Dad, or someone you know and trust.
- Chat with us at Bravehearts on 1800 272 831 - we can help you if there's something you're worried about.
- Contact Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800. You can tell them what you're worried about.
- Make a report. We'll talk with the police to see if anything needs to be checked out.
- If you're in immediate danger, call the police on 000.
- Contact Bravehearts.