What You Need to Know About Sharenting

It’s become quite the norm for people to share every update and photo of their lives on social media. I can’t remember the last time I scrolled through my news feed, without seeing a...
Fake brand website scam

Communications and marketing teams need to pay attention to Brand Impersonation Scams and Fraud...

In today’s digital age, scams have evolved to target consumers and businesses with fraudulent websites or social media pages that look like the official site of a legitimate brand or person.  The goal is to...

Times of natural disaster unfortunately attract scammers

Cyclone Gabrielle brought severe weather conditions to many regions of Aotearoa New Zealand and unfortunately it also brought with it many charity scams.  Charity scams are fraudulent schemes that exploit people's generosity and kindness. These...

It’s Safer Internet Day and that means Every Space a Safe Space

For the 20th consecutive year, the world is coming together for Safer Internet Day. The annual event is marked globally to promote the safe and responsible use of the internet and digital technologies. Netsafe is...

What’s in store with the online world for 2023?

Our senior experts make their predictions about the online world. Significant advancements in technology make it difficult to predict what will happen in the online safety space this year. Netsafe’s Leadership Team have predicted what they...

2022 – Netsafe year in review

2022 - a year in review 2022 the year Netsafe increased responsibility in the online safety space for Aotearoa - Brent Carey, CEO The internet became more popular this year than ever before. New Zealanders are...

Shop Safe this International Fraud Awareness Week

It’s International Fraud Awareness Week, and Netsafe has partnered with the Domain Name Commission to encourage New Zealanders to Shop Safe bring New Zealanders safer online shopping tips to combat fraud. It’s a great time...
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Is porn the new sex education?

Launching New Zealand’s first Porn Week Porn is something most people prefer not to talk about. It’s looked down on in our communities and something believed to best be kept to yourself. Through the years, that secrecy hasn’t changed but with new technology, pornography has found its way...

From the CEO: an offshore view on our world

One of my priorities when starting as Netsafe's CEO was to reconnect the organisation to our global online safety communities.  It was therefore timely that I was invited by Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti to...

How to increase your digital security

Romance, investment, property, and phishing are just some ways kiwis are getting scammed out of their hard-earned money. Everyone thinks, ‘it won’t happen to me’ until it does. Last quarter, Netsafe reported over 13 million...

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