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It's hard talking to children about online safety, parents say
Some parents may be worried about what their children are doing online, but they don’t talk to their children enough about the issue.
People and data privacy: The insights (and contradictions)
39% of people would take money in exchange for giving a stranger complete access to their private data online.
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.
You don't have a golden ticket: Why Viagogo is a massive 'no-no'
How much power does New Zealand have to stop a multinational 'deviant' from operating in our country?
The online content that gives Kiwis concern
InternetNZ has released a report that shows the things we are worried about, and where we might be going wrong.
Facebook, Sticks 'n' Stones take online safety to NZ schools
According to Sticks ‘n’ Stones founder Karla Sanders, everyone should have the right to be their real selves.
This app can tell if your Wi-Fi is 'NetStinky'
A researcher at the University of Waikato has created a ‘NetStinky’ way of telling whether your home internet network has been breached.
Back to the basics: Five ways to stay safe online
Phishing attacks or social-engineering attacks are on the rise, where cybercriminals trick people into divulging details and participating in scams.
NZ Commerce Commission warns consumers to stay away from dodgy ticket site
The Commission is investigating Viagogo and to date has received 228 complaints about the website.
Google launches gamified digital citizenship programme
"Be Internet Awesome provides materials educators and parents can use to help students learn about online safety in a fun and engaging way."
Reports of cyberbullying flood new support service
"The service is designed to protect everybody’s rights – to free speech and to participate online without being harassed and abused."
Facebook clamps down on bullying with updated Safety Centre
“People come to Facebook to share their stories, see the world through the eyes of others and connect with friends and family."
Facebook brings back 'Safety Check' following Brussels bombings
Facebook has reinstated its Safety Check feature for users in Brussels, following a series of terrorist attacks that took place on March 22nd.
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.
Police and schools - staying safe online
“Communication technologies are extremely useful tools. However some people use these tools for anti-social and/or criminal activities."
How to protect your business from online scams
NetSafe has offered up some advice for how businesses can protect themselves from online scams and credit card fraudsters.
Parents urged to review ‘Parental Control’ settings this Christmas
With the new generation of video games consoles predicted to top Christmas wish-lists, NZ’s peak body for interactive games says it’s a timely reminder for parents to familiarise themselves with the parental control settings.
Top Online Shopping Safety tips!
How many of our Safety tips are you following when shopping online? (From NetGuide March issue)
Vodafone Guardian helps parents limit kids phone use
The free Android app that sets parameters for calling, texting and browsing, and blocks calls and texts from unrecognised numbers.
Protect your children online
Children today grow up using technology from a very early age.
7 tips to protect your privacy
Do you worry about who’s tracking you as you surf the web? Fear no more.
New Security Lessons for Youngsters
Designed for children, the Hector's World resources offer basic computer security skills.