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New fact sheets providing practical steps to support persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) (such as employers) and workers to prevent online abuse in the workplace have been developed by Safe Work Australia and eSafety

What is online abuse?

Online abuse is behavior that uses technology to threaten, intimidate, bully, harass or humiliate someone. 

It can take place on social media, online chat, and messaging services, by telephone (calls and text messages), email or any other technology used at the workplace. 

Information for PCBUs and workers

Work health and safety laws require PCBUs to manage health and safety risks of workers and others. This includes managing the risks of online abuse while working.

Fact sheets:

For more information, go to our Online abuse in the workplace webpage.


eSafety can help Australians experiencing online bullying or abuse to act or make a complaint. See the eSafety website for more information and for tips to stay safe online.

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