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Taking away technology doesn't keep us safe – NZ teens

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 10:24 am | Netsafe

New research reveals nearly half of all NZ teenagers believe confiscating their devices or removing access to the internet is an unhelpful safety measure. Netsafe's study of 14 to 17 year olds found teenagers believed taking away their access to ... More >>

Unwanted contact online seriously affecting 1 in 10

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 8:43 am | Netsafe

Netsafe reveals 1 in 10 or around 270,000 New Zealand adults going online report being unable to fully take part in daily activities due to harmful online contact in the past 12 months. More >>

Kiwis lose over $10m to online scams in 2017

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 8:21 am | Netsafe

Online safety organisation Netsafe says scam tactics are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and New Zealand’s national response needs to evolve accordingly. Kiwis reported a combined loss of $10.1 million dollars from online scams and fraud to Netsafe in ... More >>

Research Sheds Light on Online Experiences of Young Kiwis

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:45 am | Netsafe

Nudes And NZ Teens: New Research Sheds Light on the Online Experiences of Young Nzers More >>

New research reveals how many young people share nude images

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 1:23 pm | Netsafe

Almost one in five teenagers have been asked for nude or nearly nude images in the last year, but only four percent of young people have shared pictures of themselves, according to the latest Netsafe research. More >>

Netsafe warns New Zealanders against sharing “revenge porn”

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:00 am | Netsafe

Netsafe is warning people not to post intimate images and videos of others online without consent, as they risk potential prosecution under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. More >>

New Netsafe grant funds eight projects to combat online abuse

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 12:09 pm | Netsafe

New Netsafe grant funds eight projects to combat online abuse, bullying and harassment in New Zealand More >>

900 complaints of online bullying & harassment in first 6mo

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 1:10 pm | Netsafe

Hundreds of people have reported personal harm caused by digital communications - but there is still confusion about the service launched under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. More >>

Netsafe’s advice for parents on Bullying-Free NZ Week

Monday, 22 May 2017, 11:34 am | Netsafe

22 MAY 2017 - As the second Bullying-Free NZ Week launches, online safety organisation Netsafe reminds parents about the importance of teaching kids positive online behaviours. More >>

Half of NZ high school students unsupervised online

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 9:43 am | Netsafe

New findings from the University of Auckland show more than half of high school students are never supervised online outside of school, and only two in 10 primary schoolers are “usually” supervised. More >>

NZ ‘unites’ for a better internet on Safer Internet Day

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 9:09 am | Netsafe

Safer Internet Day 2017 kicks off with new online safety resources for Kiwis from some of the biggest players in the industry including Netsafe, Google, Trade Me and Twitter. More >>

New service shows cyberbullying not just a problem for kids

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 10:20 am | Netsafe

Netsafe’s free service to combat online bullying, abuse and harassment has helped nearly 50 people each week in its first month. More >>

Netsafe Launches Service to Combat Cyberbullying

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 4:16 pm | Netsafe

17 November 2016 Netsafe’s cyberbullying, online abuse and online harassment service launches amidst research showing over half of Kiwis are concerned about cybersafety and cybersecurity*. More >>

‘Harmful digital communications’ focussed conference

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 10:59 am | Netsafe

9 November 2016 - Netsafe is hosting the Confronting Online Harm Together Conference ahead of its new role to help people with online harassment and cyberbullying from late November. More >>

NetSafe announced as the Approved Agency

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 2:15 pm | Netsafe

NetSafe to manage and assist internet users with online harassment under a new civil enforcement regime NetSafe welcomes the Minister of Justice’s announcement that it has been appointed as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital Communications ... More >>

Safer Internet Day partners work to tackle internet harms

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 10:07 am | Netsafe

29 organisations are joining forces to mark 2016’s Safer Internet Day (9th February 2016) in New Zealand as Kiwis report an increasing number of incidents involving internet harms. More >>

Microsoft NZ and NetSafe issue warning about phone scammers

Monday, 14 September 2015, 10:41 am | Netsafe

Microsoft New Zealand and NetSafe are today advising home computer users to be vigilant as New Zealanders are being targeted by scammers about fake viruses on their computers. More >>

NetSafe reminds Kiwis to protect mobile devices

Monday, 30 March 2015, 9:26 am | Netsafe

NetSafe is reminding Kiwis to take care of their mobile devices as the Easter school holidays rapidly approach and families prepare to head off on road trips to visit relatives. More >>

Safer Internet Day partners work to combat rising harms

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 2:01 pm | Netsafe

19 organisations are joining forces to mark 2015’s Safer Internet Day (10th February 2015) in New Zealand as Kiwis report an increasing array of internet harms. More >>

Charity sites are being targeted by credit card fraudsters

Friday, 16 January 2015, 11:48 am | Netsafe

NetSafe is warning New Zealand charities taking online donations to be on the alert after receiving two reports this week of cyber criminals launching automated attacks that attempt to validate large numbers of stolen credit cards. More >>

 

 

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