To maintain our safe and inclusive Swinburne community, we want to know if someone is expressing or promoting their views in an unacceptable or potentially dangerous manner.
What you can do to help
- Keep an eye on friends or others who you think may be susceptible to influence by alarming extremist views. For example, have they changed their behavioural patterns in their interactions both on and offline?
Talk privately to the person showing signs of being influenced by a dangerous extremist group and ask if they are ok.
Encourage the person to seek help from trusted friends, family and support services.
Encourage the person to research and read up on credible sources of information.
Understand that the person may not be ready to report the concerning extremist group.
Provide the person with information on their reporting options.
- If someone is hurt or in immediate danger, call Swinburne Security or Emergency Services for assistance.
Keep a record of the behaviour you or someone you know has experienced including dates, times, places, names or witnesses.
Keep any evidence: for example copies of messages, photos, or online conversations.
Report on campus promotion of dangerous extremist views to Swinburne Security and Safer Community.
Report online promotion of dangerous extremist views to the website or social media platform, and Safer Community.
If you are fearful for your safety or feel threatened, report the behaviour to police.
Australian Human Rights Commission
Australian Human Rights Commission investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying based on a person’s sex, disability, race, age and sexuality.
Call 1300 656 419
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
A free service for dispute resolution and information around issues of equal opportunity, racial and religious vilification and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities.
eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space to chat to qualified youth mental health professionals.
eSafety offers advice, strategies and support for those experiencing cyberbullying, as well as online reporting.
Call 1800 880 176