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Top resources and tips for older people
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Top resources and tips for older people

Whether you are new to being online, or are more experienced, it can be tricky to navigate all the information and emerging technology safely. Find out how you can stay safe online with the resources and tips below. ‘Silver surfers’ are the fastest-growing group of online users and whether you’re newly exploring the online world,…

Micro Learning

Micro Learning

Micro Learns Welcome to Netsafe’s micro learning moments for whānau. 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. If you’re a school / kura, you can create a free account on…

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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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Young People

#MyFriendToo

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
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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Scams

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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Scams

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…