If you think your kids might be experiencing technology abuse, talk to them about technology safety.

If you think someone is using your kids' phones and computers to harass you, talk to someone about it.

You can call 1800Respect (1800 737 732) for help making a safety plan for you and your kids.

If you are experiencing technology abuse, your kids may also be at risk. Talk to your kids about safe use of phones, computers and social media.

You can protect yourself and your kids from technology abuse:

  • talk about how to use technology safely
  • make rules with your kids for using technology
  • don’t check in on social media
  • check your kids’ privacy settings
  • if needed, get your child a separate phone
  • make a safety plan
  • ask for help
  • make sure your kids know where to ask for help.

Read more about technology safety with kids on the eSafety Women website.

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eSafety Women: Keeping children safe

This webpage provides information on technology safety and planning with children.

Watch videos about this topic


eSafety Women: Bella’s story

This video provides some tips that can keep you and your children safe when using technology.  


Glossary: What these words mean

privacy settings

let you control who can see your social media profile.

checking in

showing people your location when you are on social media

social media

websites and apps that let you share photos and messages or meet people on the internet


technology abuse

when someone threatens, harasses, bullies or stalks you with technology.

safety plan

A plan for how to keep yourself and your children safe when someone is being violent.

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