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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…

Micro Learning

Micro Learning

Micro Learns Welcome to Netsafe’s micro learning moments. We’ve built these to support New Zealanders to develop key digital skills to enjoy safer online experiences. These modules are free and you can do each one in less than 20 minutes. Supported by the MoE, our first set of modules are for students in years 9-13…

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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

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…