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Investigation into Social Media and Online Safety

The House of Representatives Select Committee on Social Media and Online Safety has released its report investigating the range of online harms faced by Australians on social media and other online platforms and the impacts of these harms on wellbeing. This includes being stalked and threatened online, particularly in the context of domestic and family violence.

eSafety’s research indicates that women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence ‘almost always experience technology-facilitated abuse designed to extend coercion and control over their lives’.

The Report makes 26 recommendations. Find the report here.

Find more information about resources regarding tech safety at WESNET.

(Source: Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 14.4.22)