Author: Kimberly

The Crossroads 2018

The Crossroads 2018

On 10-11 October 2018 Netsafe and the Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner co-hosted The Crossroads 2018 Trans-Tasman Online Safety Conference. The theme of the conference was The Crossroads: Where online safety, education, entertainment, regulation, enforcement, technology and wellbeing intersect. The Crossroads brought together over 200 delegates from New Zealand, Australia and around the world…

Cyberbullying: Estimating costs

Cyberbullying: Estimating costs

New Zealand’s first-ever report into the economic effect of online harm estimates the cost to individuals, communities and interventions to be $444m every year. The new report commissioned by Netsafe and undertaken by leading economist Shamubeel Eaqub provides an important new assessment of the damage from online bullying and harassment. To date, cyberbullying has been primarily understood in terms of social cost and personal…

A Global Kids Online update

Netsafe is the New Zealand member of the Global Kids Online project*. Global Kids Online was developed by UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the EU Kids Online network. The project aims to generate and sustain a rigorous cross-national evidence base around children’s use of digital technologies…

Workplace bullying

Workplace bullying

Bullying in the workplace can be a tough situation to deal with. It can make it difficult for you to get your work done, as well have an impact on your mental wellbeing. If any of the bullying is taking place through digital communications such as text, voicemail, email, social media, messenger or websites/blogs, we…

Common online scams

Common online scams

Online Scams That You Should Be Aware Of: 1. Cold calling scams While not technically an online scam, cold-calling scams are still one of the most reported scams we receive. Cold calling scams are run by scammers who contact you on your home phone. They may be trying to sell you a fake product or…