Netsafe Lab

Netsafe Lab is our technical tools, information and research insights section. We have created it to contribute to the continuing improvement of online safety through data, policy development and technological solutions, for the benefit of people in New Zealand, the Pacific and the wider world.

Netsafe Lab

Netsafe Lab

About Netsafe Lab Welcome to Netsafe Lab, which sits inside Netsafe to incubate ideas and run experiments. The Lab will: work externally with others to solve online safety problems support internal collaboration between our teams serve our technical and data needs Netsafe Lab: our work Netsafe Lab develops tools and resources to assist with online…

Digital parenting strategies of parents in NZ

Digital parenting strategies of parents in NZ

Netsafe’s latest research, Global Kids Online: Digital Parenting Strategies and Behaviours of New Zealand Parents, presents findings from a study looking at the strategies parents, caregivers and whanau in New Zealand use to mediate their children’s experiences of online risk and harm. See full report Key findings The research identified: The research revealed as children get…

Trends in digital communications in the LGBTQIA+ community

Trends in digital communications in the LGBTQIA+ community

Netsafe’s factsheet compares annual trends regarding the prevalence of unwanted digital communications based on participants’ sexual orientation. Around a quarter of people who identify as non-heterosexual have received harmful digital communications in the previous year, according to a Netsafe study. Trends identified in the data – released to coincide with Pride – suggest that since 2018, LGB+* participants’ have…

Parent awareness of children’s online lives

Parent awareness of children’s online lives

Netsafe’s latest research, Parental awareness of children’s experiences of online risks and harm, is now available. The report from our Global Kids Online study shares insights into New Zealand parents’, caregivers’ and whānau perceptions of children’s experiences of online risk and harm. The research reveals a mismatch between parents’ awareness and their children’s experiences of upsetting online…

Ngā taiohi matihiko o Aotearoa – New Zealand Kids Online

Ngā taiohi matihiko o Aotearoa – New Zealand Kids Online

Netsafe’s latest research uncovers important insights about New Zealand children’s experiences online and their skills in navigating these online experiences. Netsafe has released Ngā taiohi matihiko o Aotearoa – New Zealand Kids Online, the first ever research into the online experiences and digital skills of New Zealand children aged nine to 17. Key findings: Most New…

Digital Self-Harm Report 2019

Digital Self-Harm Report 2019

This research report presents findings from an exploratory study about the extent and nature of digital self-harm among New Zealand teens. Digital self-harm is broadly defined here as the anonymous online posting or sharing of mean or negative online content about oneself. The report centres on the prevalence of digital self- harm (or self-cyberbullying) among…