AHISA SUBMISSION

Office of the eSafety Commissioner

10 September 2021

Restricted Access System to limit the exposure of children and young people under 18 to some age-inappropriate online material

In this submission, which augments the submission to eSafety’s Roadmap consultation on age verification, AHISA emphasises that the exposure of children and young people to age-inappropriate material has social as well as individual impacts.
AHISA calls on eSafety to consider the responsibility of the Australian Government to act on behalf of young people and Australian society more broadly and to take into account the cultural and societal implications if the Restricted Access System fails to reflect potential harms to society as well as to individuals.

Restricted Access System to limit the exposure of children and young people under 18 to some age-inappropriate online material