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Offensive or illegal content

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What is offensive or illegal content?

This is content that is:

  • extremely violent
  • sexually explicit
  • racist
  • 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.

How do I report it?

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



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