Netsafe & 2Degrees partner to promote smartphone safety to Kiwis
A UK grime artist, 2Degrees, and Netsafe have created a programme to teach Kiwi children about smartphone safety.
Spark unveils Esports initiatives: Game Arena and 'The Rise Cup':
Spark announces the launch of Spark Game Arena, with the nationwide tournament The Rise Cup featuring Fortnite, and a $30,000 prize pool up for grabs.
Meta, Netsafe, Consumer NZ launch scams detection tool
Five digital organisation’s including Meta and Netsafe are launching a detection tool to stop New Zealanders from being scammed.
How well do rangatahi understand cyber safety in Aotearoa?
Do rangatahi in Aotearoa understand the importance of being safe online, or has lifelong exposure to the internet resulted in widespread complacency?.
Major media companies sign new online safety framework for Aotearoa
A new joint development between Netsafe and some of the world's leading social media companies is set to provide Kiwis with safer online experiences.
Online bullying, harassment skyrockets since COVID outbreak
Harmful content reports have risen by over 25% since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, according to Netsafe.
Māori and cyber safety - Examining an unsafe online climate and the need for action
Aotearoa's cybersecurity initiatives are failing to protect Māori communities from online risks and discrimination, leading to calls for change.
The generation gap: Protecting our kaumātua online
New Zealand's elderly population is at risk of cyber threats due to a lack of online safety knowledge and support systems, says Age Concern NZ.
COVID-19 and cybersecurity: Technology and risk in Aotearoa
Scammers are using COVID-19 to exploit New Zealanders' personal information and financial details, warns cybersecurity agency Netsafe.
How safe is New Zealand’s disabled community online?
New Zealand invests over $75m in cybersecurity for health system amid growing cyber threats and questions arise over online safety for disabled individuals.
Schooling security: How safe are Kiwi kids in the age of hybrid learning?
The risks of online schooling in New Zealand are significantly higher than pre-pandemic, with cyber safety a major concern.
Netsafe welcomes public feedback on draft of Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms
The code aims to establish a self-regulatory framework to protect New Zealanders from online harm and harmful content.
Better consultation needed for new Online Safety Code
Lack of community engagement threatens success of New Zealand's new online safety Code of Practice, say organisations.
It's Fraud Awareness Week: How you can steer clear of scams and fraud
Netsafe reports 86% rise in identity fraud and 37% increase in investment fraud in New Zealand, sparking concern over online safety.
The deepfake dilemma: How it affects privacy, security & law in Aotearoa
Deepfakes, videos that replace a person's face with someone else's using AI, raise concerns over morality, legality, privacy, and online harm.
The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
NZ champions cyber defence amid rising tech innovation.
Google says NZ's lack of cybersecurity knowledge is putting users at risk
Nearly 70% of New Zealanders are not actively improving their online security, despite experiencing hacks and scams, says Google.
Netsafe works with global tech giants to address online harm in NZ
Facebook, Google, TikTok, and Twitter are joining Netsafe to develop a code of practice for online safety in New Zealand.
May 17 is Pink Shirt Day: How you can help prevent cyberbullying
This Friday May 17 is Pink Shirt Day, which is a colourful way to raise awareness about a serious and in some cases tragic issue: cyberbullying.
$33 million lost to scams & fraud: Netsafe says NZ isn't doing enough to stop it
Phone and online scams are costing New Zealanders $33 million, causing both financial and psychological harm, according to Netsafe.
'Is this for real?' The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
Online hate speech affects New Zealand adults
11% of New Zealand adults have been targeted by online hate speech, with 60% experiencing emotional and behavioural effects, according to a report by Netsafe. The research, the first of its kind in the country, highlighted that minority ethnic groups, males and those with disabilities were more likely to be targeted. The study also found that online hate speech was most frequently directed at individuals' religion, followed by political views, appearance, race and ethnicity. Future research is recommended to explore ways to prevent or stop online hate speech.
$444 million: The devastating cost of cyberbullying in NZ
Can you put a dollar figure on the damage cyberbullying causes New Zealanders? One economist says that cost is around $444 million every year.
More people are reporting online bullying to Netsafe than ever before
Online abuse, bullying and harassment are continuing to cause harm to New Zealanders nationwide, and more people are reporting incidents to Netsafe.