The Australian Federal Police (AFP) leads the ThinkUKnow program, a national online child safety program that provides education for parents, carers and teachers, children and young people to address the issue of online child sexual exploitation. The program is a partnership between the AFP, Datacom, Commonwealth Bank and Microsoft Australia, and is delivered in collaboration with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.
ThinkUKnow is an evidence-based, pro-technology program that addresses safety issues such as self-generated content, privacy and inappropriate contact, online grooming, sexual extortion and importantly encourages help seeking behaviour.
Teacher resourceshave been developed to assist teachers in a variety of learning environments including online, remote and in the classroom.
Resources are aligned with the Australian Curriculum and use up-to-date research and real case studies from the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation to illustrate the challenges children and young people may face and how to get help.