Online experiences and learning should be valuable and positive for everyone.
Cyber abuse or online harm is when someone sends harmful communications that are menacing, harassing or offensive. It can include posts, comments, emails, messages, memes, livestreams, images and videos.
If you have experienced online harm, you are not alone and it is not your fault. The University encourages you to report and seek support.
What we are doing to keep you safe?
eSafety has been identified as an emerging area of concern and will continue to be major focus for the SARC team in 2022.
The SARC team are establishing a working group that will help create awareness of online harm and help roll-out campaigns and initiatives aiming to prevent online harm in our community. Our relevant UOW Policies and Rules are also being reviewed to ensure everyone is aware of both their rights and responsibilities whilst online.
To find out more, or to get involved please reach out to us email@example.com.
Resources and tools
The eSafety Commissioner website has resources and tools to support you to have safer and more positive experiences online.
- Types of adult cyber abuse
- What constitutes as image-based abuse
- What is unwanted contact
- How the police can help
The eSafety Commissioner has partnered with Universities Australia to develop the following Toolkits for the University community:
This video is a case study about what to do when intimate images have been shared online without your consent.
When somebody shares your intimate image or video without your consent to humiliate or punish you, that is a form of online abuse.