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Netsafety Week 2024
Netsafety Week

Netsafety Week 2024

We are hosting Netsafety Week again this year to help provide practical tools and harm prevention support to enable New Zealanders to get the most benefit – and the least harm – while living their digital lives.  The week provides New Zealanders with opportunities to learn new skills, hear from industry experts, and discover new…

NZ Sign Language Resource
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NZ Sign Language Resource

Netsafe is proud to launch a NZSL-translated video describing our helpline service and how we help New Zealanders under the Harmful Digital Communications Act (HDCA). This video is made to celebrate New Zealand Sign Language Week (NZSL) from 6-12 of May. Our helpline provides essential support assisting New Zealanders navigate the challenges of online safety…

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Sextortion is a type of blackmail when someone threatens to share a nude image or sexually explicit video (or fake nude content) of you online – unless you pay them or provide more sexual content.

Breaking Glass Ceilings and Building Bridges

Netsafe conference

Netsafe and Australia’s eSafety Commissioner proudly co-hosted our trans-Tasman Online Safety Conference on 24 & 25 October 2023, at Te Pae in Christchurch, New Zealand. Catch the highlights in our image gallery and wrap-up video. 2023 Theme This year’s conference is titled “Breaking Glass Ceilings and Building Bridges: a trans-Tasman conference exploring the human experience in online…

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Romance scams

On Valentine’s Day 2024, Netsafe launch a new resource for New Zealanders: “Understand Romance Scams” – a practical guide for safeguarding whanau – showcasing common tactics used in romance scams and providing advice for families who are worried about loved ones.

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Welcome to Hector’s World! 
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Welcome to Hector’s World! 

Educating, Entertaining and Empowering Tomorrow’s Digital Citizens  Hector’s World is a New Zealand made animated educational series – with full resource suite for school and home – designed to inspire online safety conversations with primary-aged children.   Developed by Netsafe, New Zealand’s leading online safety non-profit organization, this project builds on the successful first launch…

Online scams

Latest Scams

Latest Scams

Netsafe has compiled this information from the Domain Name Commission’s latest scams page and from our scam information collected from our helpline data. This includes a list of companies, agencies, and organisations that have listed the latest scams using their names and/or brands. Netsafe greatly appreciates scam reports as they help contribute towards the collection…

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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…