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Internet NZ Survey Results Support Netsafe’s Call For Changes To Harmful Digital Communications Act

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 8:42 am | Netsafe

Key findings in the latest Internet NZ Survey are welcomed by Netsafe as it supports their mission and challenge to help New Zealanders create safer and more positive on-line spaces. The survey found most Kiwis (63%*) spend two to four hours a day ... More >>

Toolkit To Empower Seniors With Scam-proofing Savvy And Online Safety Smarts

Monday, 12 February 2024, 1:19 pm | Netsafe

Arming older New Zealanders with the skills and know-how to keep themselves safe online, is the focus of a new initiative launched nationwide by Netsafe today. A joint project with Chorus, the Get Set Up for Safety programme includes a toolkit ... More >>

Netsafe’s Research Reveals New Zealanders Escalating Negative Online Experiences For 2023

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 12:18 pm | Netsafe

Findings released by Netsafe as part of its 2023 annual population survey data reveal the state of New Zealanders experiences with harm as compared to 2018 when the research was last performed. Nearly half of Māori (46%) have experienced harmful digital ... More >>

Netsafe Asks New Zealanders To Be ‘Closed To Harassment’ This Netsafety Week

Friday, 21 July 2023, 2:08 pm | Netsafe

Everyone should be able to enjoy safe and positive experiences online, but research shows harmful digital communication is up by 24%. Over half of New Zealanders surveyed said they had experienced an online safety issue, and almost 25% of them have been ... More >>

Research Shows Half Of NZ See Misinformation Daily

Monday, 22 May 2023, 8:59 am | Netsafe

Sharing false information intended to deceive and mislead people is one of New Zealand’s biggest online dangers, according to new research. Everyday half of the country (48%) are being misled by information they believe to be true. The majority of kiwi’s ... More >>

One Small Step For Netsafe, One Giant Leap For Online Safety

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 8:48 am | Netsafe

As online harm continues to evolve at a rapid rate, online safety watchdog Netsafe is expanding with the launch of New Zealand's first-ever online safety and social media lab. Netsafe Lab will grow the organisation’s technical, advisory and partnership ... More >>

Netsafe & Announce Body-Positive Initiative #beyourselfie For Mental Health Awareness Week

Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 2:26 pm | Netsafe

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, (MHAW) Netsafe has announced a partnership with global movement, to raise awareness of the link between online misrepresentation of the human body via unethical retouching, body dysmorphia, and ... More >>

Netsafe & Announce Body-Positive Initiative #beyourselfie For Mental Health Awareness Week 26 Sept - 2 Oct

Monday, 26 September 2022, 6:50 am | Netsafe

New Secondary Schools Learning Module #beyourselfie to launch 2023 Kiwis asked to ditch social filters during Mental Health Awareness Week #beyourselfie Auckland, New Zealand 26 September 2022 : To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, (MHAW) Netsafe ... More >>

New Zealand’s Rise In Online Harm Drives Key Appointments For Netsafe

Tuesday, 6 September 2022, 3:52 pm | Netsafe

NetSafe’s has created a new leadership and advisory team to help improve New Zealander’s online experience. Leading the team is new CEO Brent Carey who previously served as the domain name commissioner. Carey says, "I am delighted with the depth More >>

Netsafety Week Encouraging Diverse Community Conversations

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 10:19 am | Netsafe

Auckland, 6 July 2022 – The internet kept everyone connected during lockdown but skyrocketed online bullying, harassment, and all forms of harmful content. “Everyone is at risk of being targeted which makes online safety more important than ever” ... More >>

NZ’s Draft Code Of Practice For Online Safety And Harms Now Available For Feedback

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 1:21 pm | Netsafe

Netsafe has today unveiled the draft Aotearoa New Zealand Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms for public feedback. Over the last four months, Netsafe has been leading the development of the Code that brings industry together under a set of ... More >>

Netsafe Prepares For An Influx Of Online Harm Incidents

Friday, 27 August 2021, 6:15 am | Netsafe

We are staying connected with the internet – but keeping safe online will be challenging Aotearoa’s online safety organisation is anticipating calls to its helpline to skyrocket as the country heads into its second weekend at Alert Level 4. “Everybody ... More >>

Kiwis Think The Internet Is More Dangerous: New Research

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:12 am | Netsafe

State of the Online Nation study unveiled as Netsafety Week launches Netsafe, Aotearoa’s online safety organisation, has released new research showing 68 percent of people believe the internet is more dangerous than it was five years ago. It will be even ... More >>

Online Harm Is Rising – And NZ Needs A United Response

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 4:43 pm | Netsafe

The community are experiencing harm online at rates never seen before. Netsafe, New Zealand’s online safety organisation, has revealed they have seen a 24 percent increase in harmful digital communication reports compared to the same timeframe ... More >>

Record numbers embrace Safer Internet Day in NZ

Friday, 7 February 2020, 11:00 am | Netsafe

Netsafe is proud to lead New Zealand into Safer Internet Day 2020, an international event onFebruary 11 aimed at encouraging and promoting a better online experience. More >>

Digital self-harm affecting NZ teens, new research reveals

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 9:23 am | Netsafe

New research from online safety organisation Netsafe reveals that 6% of New Zealand teenagers have anonymously posted mean or harmful content about themselves online in the last year. More >>

Kiwis lose $33M in 2018 – new approach needed vs scams

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 9:33 am | Netsafe

Online safety organisation Netsafe says that Kiwis reported losing more to online scams and fraud in 2018 than any other year in its 20-year history, with losses tripling from 2017. More >>

Image based sexual abuse a problem for Kiwis

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 9:24 am | Netsafe

New research from New Zealand online safety organisation Netsafe reveals that 5% of Kiwi adults have been the victim of image based sexual abuse online, and that the issue spans across generations. More >>

Parents’ top online concerns

Monday, 10 December 2018, 9:26 am | Netsafe

New research on New Zealand parents’ views and experiences of digital parenting reveals their concerns about risks related to online sexual content and behaviour. More >>

Cyberbullying a $444M problem for NZ, new report reveals

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:11 am | Netsafe

New Zealand’s first-ever report into the economic effect of online harm estimates the cost to individuals, communities and interventions to be $444m every year. More >>





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