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Breaking Glass Ceilings and Building Bridges

Netsafe conference

Netsafe and Australia’s eSafety Commissioner are proud to co-host another trans-Tasman online safety conference.  For the first time since 2018, the conference will return to New Zealand on 24 & 25 October 2023 (in Te Pae, Christchurch). 2023 Theme This year’s conference is titled “Breaking Glass Ceilings and Building Bridges: a trans-Tasman conference exploring the…

Micro Learning

Micro Learning

Micro Learns Welcome to Netsafe’s six new micro learning moments. We’ve built these to support New Zealanders to develop the digital skills to have safer online experiences. From developing media literacy skills to privacy settings on Facebook and Instagram, to the developing Metaverse and key safety considerations when using VR and AR technologies, these modules…

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Romance scams

Romance scammers are good at what they do and can spend months building up trust before they start to ask for sums of money. There’s no fail-proof way to identify a romance scam, but there are signs to look out for.

Advice for parents

Young People


To mark Best Friends’ Day 2023 (8 June) Netsafe has partnered with our friends at Protect Children in Europe, to raise awareness among young people of the rise of sextortion / image-based abuse and how rangatahi can help their friends in a crisis. [Protect Children is the only organisation in Finland dedicated to preventing sexual…

Online scams

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Plain language romance scams

Netsafe and Spectrum Care have written this plain language romance scams guide. It offers advice for people with an intellectual disability, and those who support them. You can read our other plain language guides here.  Romance scams: plain language guide Finding friends online can be fun. Sometimes, that friendship can turn to love. Sadly, some people…

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Facebook Trading Scams

Facebook helps you keep up with family and friends and share what’s going on. It’s also home to popular local ‘buy and sell’ groups, and Facebook pages for businesses. Although a lot of these pages and sellers are genuine, there are some people who use marketplace and trading scams to target people on Facebook. We’ve…

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Tax Scams

Tax scams spike during important dates in the tax calendar. Find out more about common tax scams such as refund emails and overdue tax calls now. When does tax scams peak? Netsafe receives an increased number of scam reports about tax year-round, although these reports often spike around important dates in the tax calendar. This includes dates…