Crime prevention

The AFP is dedicated to preventing all Australians from becoming victims of online crime by empowering them to use technology safely and responsibly.

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Parent, carer, teacher resources

ThinkUKnow cyber safety program


ThinkUKnow is a cyber safety program which aims to educate and raise awareness amongst parents, teachers and carers about how young people are using technology, and how to help them overcome the challenges they may face online in a safe and ethical way.

ThinkUKnow Australia is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Microsoft Australia, Datacom and the Commonwealth Bank, and is delivered in collaboration with policing partners New South Wales Police Force, Northern Territory Police, Queensland Police Service, South Australia Police, Tasmania Police, Western Australia Police as well as Neighborhood Watch Australasia.

To find out more about the ThinkUKnow program, visit the ThinkUKnow website. You can also book a free cyber safety education session at your school or organisation.

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ThinkUKnow resources

In addition to the ThinkUKnow website, a ThinkUKnow Youth website has been developed to provide useful information and advice to children and young people, ‘how-to-guides’ for popular technologies and apps and a form for reporting online sexual abuse.

We have a number of useful factsheets for youth and adults available to download including:

The AFP also works collaboratively with a number of organisations to provide community and sporting groups with information and advice on cyber safety and security and the responsible use of social media. Some of the groups we have worked with include the Australian Institute of Sport, National Rugby League, Cricket Australia and Tennis Australia.

If you would like to enquire about one of these sessions for your organisation, please email [email protected].

Community resources

We have also developed a number of resources for community members:

More information

Report an incident of online child exploitation

If you believe that someone has behaved inappropriately or in a sexual manner towards
a young person, you should report it to the AFP.

Report an incident of cybercrime

Instances of cybercrime such as:

  • hackingscams
  • online fraud such as eBay
  • identity theft
  • attacks on computer systems and
  • illegal or prohibited online content

should be reported to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).