Netsafe stories - Page 2
Positives outweigh internet risks, survey finds
89% of Kiwis say the positives of using the internet outweigh the negatives, as Safer Internet Day kicks off.
Fresh wave of scammers posing as Microsoft employees
“The scammers claim to represent the Microsoft brand because the company is well known to have trusted experts, and so the calls may sound genuine."
Adams says Netsafe to play key role in curbing online harassment in NZ
The establishment of this role aims to set a new benchmark for curbing online harassment and intimidation.
Netsafe launches new service in fight against cyberbullying
“We know people have concerns about online risks, and we've seen first hand the devastating effect online harassment and cyberbullying can have."
What is wrong with New Zealand? Cyber harassment against women has reached epidemic levels
What is wrong with New Zealand? Three quarters of our Kiwi women under 30 and more than half of all Kiwi women have experienced online harassment.
Govt appoints NetSafe to lead cyber bullying prevention
Internet safety watchdog NetSafe has been selected by the Govt to help reduce harmful digital communications in an official Approved Agency role.
What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?
NetSafe says two-factor authentication can boost a user’s security by simply requiring something they know and something they have.
Backing up your data and devices for a swift recovery
Learn how to create a backup policy that works for you in the real world, reflects how important your data is and the risks you're prepared to accept.
What is your 'digital footprint'?
Your digital footprint is the trail of electronic breadcrumbs you leave behind when using the Internet and it's important that you tread carefully.
So you got naked online...
“When intimate images become published and shared over the internet that harm that individuals suffer can be devastating."
Sexting: Is your kid doing it?
“You’d be hard pressed to find a teen that hasn’t been asked to send a naked or semi-naked photo of themselves in New Zealand."
Safer Internet Day: promoting digital safety
"Without trust, we won't get close to realising the full potential that technology can deliver."
$1 for an iPhone? You're dreaming
According to NetSafe, New Zealanders are questioning if advertisements offering the latest iPhone for a buck are too good to be true.
Sexting and young people - how bad is it?
"Young people often don’t have the ability to think about long term consequences, they are living in the moment.”
Parents: How to approach social media and your child
With more social media avenues available than ever before, the need for education about being safe online is increasing, according to NetSafe.
Shift in approach to online safety needed, says NetSafe
With rapid changes in the digital technologies used in schools and their communities, the concept of online safety has fundamentally changed.
Is YouTube allowed in the classroom?
What are the rules around this content shared on YouTube? Are schools and teachers allowed to freely show videos loaded on YouTube in the classroom?
Free professional learning with Connected Educator initiative
“Let’s celebrate how we can support each others’ learning in a networked world."
New project from NetSafe to help educators teach online privacy
OWLS is a resource to support teachers as they teach the concepts of privacy online to primary and intermediate school students.
Online scams still happening, Police warn
“In real life one does not simply ‘become’ the long lost relative of a Nigerian Prince or magically win a lottery that they have never entered."
Scammers pose as Microsoft, target New Zealanders
There has been a significant increase in reports of scammers trying to defraud people by claiming to be calling from Microsoft.
Scammers pose as Microsoft employees to scam NZ residents
Fraudsters posing as Microsoft employees have scammed two Alexandra residents out of thousands of dollars, the New Zealand Police have reported.
Cyberbullying in schools: the law
Education Law in NZ says schools are to provide a safe physical and emotional environment including addressing behaviours such as cyberbullying.
More than a million lost to online scams during March
The national cybersafety organisation has recorded more than $1m lost to online scams during March and is seeing smartphones and tablets increasingly