Illegal Content

Offensive and IllegalĀ Content

MostĀ online content is prohibited under law because it is either offensive or illegal. Such material can be found on websites, forums, peer-to-peer networks, sites providing access to live streamed video, social media, tredning sites and the most popular, Twitter and Facebook.

When inadvertently accessed, prohibited offensive and illegal content can be highly distressing and may be against the law.

What is illegal online content?

Some online content is unlawful to possess, produce or distribute under many international  law’s, including the sub laws of the States and Territories.


Illegal content includes:

  • Child sexual abuse material or child exploitation material
  • Material advocating a terrorist-related act.
  • Hate Crime such as leaked personal images
  • Revenge videos.
  • Offensive social media comments related to persons.
  • Copyright infringement
  • Trademark infringement
  • Illegal services 
  • Identity Crime 
You should not search for illegal material online, even if such a search is conducted in good faith.
If you encounter prohibited offensive or illegal online content related to your personal data or suspect that content may be prohibited or illegal report it to your nearest eSafety Hotline or Police station. You can engage Digitpol’s cyber crime team to perpare a report which may provide assistance.