The Online Safety, Start the Chat campaign is about helping everyone in a child’s life to have a conversation about online safety.

The youngest generation of children are the first to grow up in a fully connected digital world – for them, the online world is now just as much a part of their lives as the offline world.

With technology changing so fast, it’s important to be proactive and talk about online safety early and often.

Everybody can play an important role in helping children and young people to have positive and safe online experiences – including parents, teachers, carers, siblings, grandparents, mentors and sports coaches.

If you feel unsure about how to talk to kids about online safety, you’re not alone. eSafety has a range of tools, tips and resources to help have that conversation – whether it’s today, tomorrow or in the future.

Find out more about the issues our kids face in the online world and practical ways to improve their online safety.

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Campaign resources

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Television


Start the Chat television commercial – Parents – 30 seconds


Start the Chat television commercial – Parents – Daughter – 15 seconds


Start the Chat television commercial – Parents – Son – 15 seconds


Start the Chat television commercial – Community – 30 seconds

Radio

Print

Out of home

Materials for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

View and download materials for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences.



Translated materials

View and download materials adapted for non-English speaking background audiences.

Media

Journalists can access broadcast and print-quality campaign materials by contacting the Department of Communications and the Arts Media Team.

Certification

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