Offensive or illegal content
OMG! I didn't need to see that.
This is content that is:
- extremely violent
- sexually explicit
- promoting unsafe behaviour
- promoting criminal activity.
How do I deal with it?
If you come across websites or other material that is offensive, obscene or illegal, there are some easy ways to handle it:
- Know how to ‘escape ’ - hit control-alt-delete if the site will not allow you to exit
- If you think the content might be illegal you can report to the ACMA’s online hotline
- Use a filter to block offensive or adult material
- Report it to the site you’re on
- Talk to someone you trust, like your mum, dad or another adult who can help
- If there is a warning page for under 18’s, leave the site.
If you want to talk about a problem with offensive or illegal content, you can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, or visit their website.
If you have found material on the internet or your mobile phone that is offensive or you believe may be prohibited you can report it to the ACMA.