Time to act: eSafety puts new tools to work

The eSafety Commissioner exercised expanded powers during the first 12 months of the

Online Safety Act, making platforms and perpetrators more accountable and protecting

Australians from online harms, which continued to grow rapidly.

On the one-year anniversary of the Act’s commencement, eSafety can disclose it issued its

first End User Notices compelling recipients to remove serious cyberbullying material

targeting another child.

“Cyberbullying complaints have continued their post-pandemic surge since the Act came

into force, increasing by over 69 per cent compared to the previous calendar year,” eSafety

Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said.

End User Notices are a legal instrument available to eSafety for use at its discretion in more

serious cyberbullying cases which include direct threats of harm.

Non-compliance may result in enforcement action against the recipient.

“I urge everyone to be mindful of online safety ahead of the return to school, when we

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