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Age verification and online pornography

Access to online pornography for children, pre-teens and teenagers is an area of increasing concern in Australia. While access to online pornography is legal for adults aged 18 and over, there is currently no age…

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What is Grooming?

Grooming describes the ‘preparation’ phase of child sexual assault and exploitation, undertaken by the perpetrator to gain the trust of the child or young person, and to establish secrecy and silence. It is not always…

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Protecting Our Kids: Teaching Children About Personal Safety

One of the most important things we can do as parents and caregivers is protect our children by educating them about personal safety. Teaching children simple strategies about keeping safe can help them build confidence, resilience…

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Bravehearts to cut ties with Westpac in wake of alleged child exploitation failures

Bravehearts will cease banking with Westpac following allegations it ignored repeated warnings that suspected paedophiles were using its services to pay online providers in Asia to commit and livestream sexual offences against children. Bravehearts founder…

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Bravehearts launches special end-of-year offer on Ditto show for Gold Coast schools

What is Australia’s longest-running, most trusted, effective and fun personal safety program for children? Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show! Aligned with the Australian National Curriculum, this fully evaluated live education show uses age-appropriate language and…

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Sexting and Teens in the Digital Age

As technology continues to advance, so too does the way in which teenagers communicate. Approximately 73 percent  of teenagers today have a smartphone, according to Time Magazine. Teenagers use social media, mobile apps, chat rooms and…

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A Parent’s Guide: How to Stay Safe at Schoolies

Schoolies is a long-standing tradition for school leavers in Australia, who take to the Gold Coast for a week of partying to mark the end of high school and the start of a new chapter….

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Support a Good Cause for your Chance to Win an $800 Trampoline 

  1st PRIZE WINNER M. Mclennan; Ticket Number: #203 2nd PRIZE WINNER R. McDonald; Ticket Number: #85   Since 1997, Bravehearts has been Australia’s leading child protection organisation working holistically to prevent child sexual assault. Bravehearts…

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Safety Tips for Celebrating Halloween

Halloween child safety: Each year we are seeing more and more Australians embracing the traditions of Halloween on the 31st October. Children and young people revel in the opportunity to dress up and go trick-or-treating, but…

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  Bravehearts is celebrating a monumental milestone, with Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show having reached its millionth child! Thirteen years after ‘Ditto’ the lion cub first shared his personal safety message with Aussie youngsters aged…

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Dear valued clients and supporters,

As we experience an unprecedented global pandemic and the spread of the coronavirus continues to gain momentum globally, the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients is, and always has been, Bravehearts’ highest priority. The situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) locally and around the world is changing daily.

Bravehearts will continue to provide counselling and support services to all existing and new clients via face to face and video counselling.

We continue to accept and action new referrals for all services. Anyone wanting to access our services can call Bravehearts on 1800 272 831. People can still be referred by calling or by filling out an online referral form.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Bravehearts’ COVID-19 response plan, please call 1800 272 831.