Almost 300% increase in harmful online content cases reported during pandemic
"Although the report indicates the web is still awash with harmful and inappropriate content, it is a positive sign public awareness around this important issue is increasing."
TechnologyOne to pay $5.2m to 'bullied, misled & betrayed' ex employee
“This has taken an enormous strain on me and my family. I took on TechnologyOne because what they did was simply not right," says Benham Roohizadegan.
Kindness doesn't hurt: New movement unites internet users to #keepitkindonline
#keepitkindonline is a new social media campaign aimed at exposing the nasty side of the internet and encouraging people to making it a kinder place.
It's Bullying-Free NZ Week, help your students speak out
"The wellbeing of our children and young people is essential. Students who are happy and engaged at school are much more likely to be learning."
New e-resources equip NZ teachers to help stop bullying
"It’s important schools work with parents and the wider school community to get the message out that bullying is never OK."
Students can tell Wagbot about their problems at school
"This chatbot works well as a way of informing people about their options in a conversational way. It’s very quick to respond."
Vodafone Foundation awards three new tech grants to help Kiwi youth
The Vodafone Foundation will fund three technology development grants to Zeal, Gamelabs and Sticks'n'Stones in order to help NZ youth.
Love yourself(ie): New book aims to help kids navigate social media
“Love Yourself(ie) is a wonderful resource for kids, parents and educators, offering perspective on what preteens are 'really' facing."
New website to help teachers talk sex and gender with students
"This is about schooling environments that need additional support to produce a safe and supportive learning environment for all students."
Victoria University to address bullying in schools
“NZ’s bullying statistics are appalling, and there has been no improvement in the last 10 years. It’s vitally important we address this problem."
Social media really can get you fired
New Zealand X Factor judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon sacked following bullying behaviour
New anti-bullying computer game to promote cultural change in schools
Cyberbullying and the links between violent computer games and real-life violence are all too frequent headline topics
New Aussie laws do more to protect cyber bullying victims
Online bullying was for a long time merely frowned upon, but governments around the world are putting laws in place to protect people from online attacks
Website to help battle bullying
A long-awaited interactive website has been launched to help combat bullying in the Mid Canterbury region.
Govt debates online bullying agency
Justice Minister Judith Collins believes New Zealand should move with the tech times in response to bullying online.
Facebook launches new anti-bullying page
Social networking reaffirms commitment to cyber-safety with a new page in their Family Safety Center.