Gaming, internet, mobiles and devices

The internet, mobile phones and devices are fantastic resources, tools and often toys for all ages. They can be fun and rewarding but come with ever increasing risks and safety issues particularly for children.

Computers are no longer just for data processing and mobile no longer just for phone calls. Both can access the internet and email, send instant messages and pictures and so much more.

Both can also be a distraction even with safe games and browsing the internet.

Parents, carers and teachers need to educate children about safe internet and mobile practices and monitor reasonable amounts of usage.

The following organisations have fantastic information on identifying and defining what the risks are, educating parents on how to keep their children safe and offer fun online games and activities for children to take part in while learning about internet and mobile safety.

Featured  safety resources

 Wherever you are in Australia, these featured resources are available nationally.

Please navigate through the subsections above to find more local or specific contacts.

National contacts

This is a brief list of organisations listed throughout the Safe section, which provide a national emergency or safety service. For specific services or to see what’s available in a local area please browse the subsections in the menu above.

000 Triple Zero emergency

Ambulance, Fire, Police

Poisons Information

24 hour

State Emergency Services

24 hour

Translating and Interpreting Service

24 hour

State and local areas

Alcoholics Anonymous

24 hour

Crime Stoppers

24 hour

Kids Help Line

24 hour


24 hour

Emergency contact list

View details and download

Identifying abuse and

mandatory reporting

Also see >

Emergency and advice

– Contacts and resources


– Counselling


– Relationships

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Children's Guide acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.