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Latest news: Online abuse

Safer Internet Day: more young people threatened with sextortion

This World Safer Internet Day (6 February), the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, headspace, is breaking down the stigma surrounding sextortion and online abuse, by reminding young people they are not to blame and support for their mental health is available.

Izak Rankine victim of online racial abuse after Crows’ win

Young Adelaide forward Izak Rankine was the subject of shocking online racial abuse during his side's win against Fremantle.

Online trolling and sexist abuse barriers to women in media

Women are just as willing to be interviewed by media as men but are increasingly concerned about copping sexist abuse and online trolling when they do, new research from Curtin University and The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

New book educates children about online safety

The AFP has published a book, Jack Changes the Game, to help protect children from online child sexual exploitation.

New online safety laws come into effect

Australians who are being subject to online abuse will be able to report incidents to the eSafety commissioner under sweeping new powers now in force.