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ThinkUKnow is an evidence-based education program led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), delivered nationally in partnership with police and industry partners to prevent online child sexual exploitation.

The ThinkUKnow Australia program incorporates up-to-date research, real case studies and examples from reports made to the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation.

The program is pro-technology and addresses topics including self-generated online child sexual exploitation material, online grooming, image-based abuse, sexual extortion, and importantly encourages help seeking behaviour.

The program is a partnership with the AFP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Datacom and Microsoft Australia, and in collaboration with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.

Read more about the program here: https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/about/our-program

How to Book a ThinkUKnow Presentation:

ThinkUKnow Australia delivers presentations to parents, carers, educators and students.

  • Parent, carer and educator presentations will provide you with the tools to create a safer online environment for children and young people and empower you to feel confident in guiding them as they access the internet and use technology.
  • Student presentations will provide information on the technologies children and young people use, the challenges they may face, and importantly, how they can be overcome.

ThinkUKnow Australia parent, carer and teacher presentations can be booked for any organisation, community group, sporting club or other group, and are available year-round. ThinkUKnow Australia student presentations can be organised for schools, and youth organisations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All ThinkUKnow Australia presentations are delivered free of charge by volunteers from law enforcement and industry.

Resources for educators, parents and carers are available at: https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/resources-tab

To book a presentation, please complete this ‘Expression of Interest’ form with as much information as possible.

How to Become a ThinkUKnow Volunteer:

ThinkUKnow engage influencers in a young person’s life, including parents, carers, educators, and police to raise awareness and deliver education about preventing online child sexual exploitation.

Neighbourhood Watch members are encouraged to become a ThinkUKnow volunteer to deliver training. A minimum 3 sessions per year is the required commitment. To find out more contact admin@nhwa.com.au

All education resources are complementary and have been designed to align so that everyone receives the same information. To become a volunteer, and obtain information on adult, youth, or culturally and linguistically diverse presentations, complete the ThinkUKnow registration form here: https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/user/register

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