The AFP has a significant role to play in ensuring children and young people are safe, no matter what environment they are in. In fulfilling this role, the AFP has forged strong partnerships with all Australian law enforcement agencies, many international agencies, government departments, industry and not-for-profit organisations.
The AFP is involved in many crime prevention and awareness raising initiatives, particularly in relation to keeping young people safe online. Enquiries in relation to these initiatives can be made via the ThinkUKnow website.
The AFP, through its High Tech Crime Operations unit, is responsible for the investigation of crimes associated with online child sex exploitation and child sex tourism. Significant penalties apply to these offences.
The AFP is also a member of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an alliance of law enforcement agencies from around the world which are working together to fight online child abuse.