What is prohibited or illegal content?

The following types of content may be classified as prohibited:

  • footage of real or simulated violence, criminal activity or accidents from video clips, games or films
  • sexually explicit content
  • images of child sexual abuse
  • content that advocates the doing of a terrorist act
  • content instructing or promoting crime or violence.

What can I do to deal with content that’s offensive?

If you see online content that you think is offensive there are number of easy ways to deal with it:

  • close the page straight away, hit control-alt-delete if the site does not allow you to exit
  • use a filter or other tool to block adult content, and use safe search settings in your browser
  • report offensive content to the site administrator
  • talk to someone you trust if you have seen something that has shocked or upset you.

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