As New Zealand’s trusted national online safety organisation, Netsafe’s work benefits hundreds of thousands of Kiwis each year. Our national awareness campaigns and outreach initiatives are aimed at educating the public, and the need is high.
We all benefit from a reduction in online harm, but especially our most vulnerable communities. This includes your customers, your colleagues, neighbours and family members.
From a business perspective, it is an integral part of any staff wellbeing, privacy and cyber-security practice and demonstrates a customer-centric approach to service and care.
As a not-for-profit, Netsafe regularly partners with private and public sector organisations, academic institutions, national bodies and other charities with common interests in preventing and addressing the impacts of online harm.
If you’d like to explore a partnership with Netsafe, we have a number of programmes and initiatives listed below that are suitable for sponsorship, pro-bono support, grant funding and general collaboration. To discuss any of these opportunities, or create a bespoke partnership please get in touch with:
Sarah Bramhall | Business Development Advisor | [email protected] | +64 021925660
General sponsorship or grants
There’s always more work to be done in the online safety space. If your organisation supports the important mahi Netsafe undertakes on behalf of all people living in New Zealand, then show your support by backing us through an annual sponsorship. Sponsor contributions underpin everything we do, from the support centre and helpline, national awareness campaigns, outreach activities and resources to benefit the wider community.
Netsafety Week – 24 –31 July 2023
A laser-focused week to spotlight online safety messages and get it in front of as many Kiwis as possible. This year’s theme will be ‘online self-defence’, how best to prepare and protect yourself online, especially for those who are regularly targeted due to their job, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Get behind Netsafety Week 2023 and help us amplify the message or take part by offering a presentation or workshop as part of the programme of events.
A hugely popular resource for primary-school children throughout Australasia and beyond. Hectors World is a series of engaging animated videos supported by lesson plans and worksheets, offering children practical guidance on staying safe and managing risks online. We’d like to produce and launch a new series of Hector’s World to update the content with the most current online safety issues.
Youth Action Squad (YAS)
Netsafe’s Youth Action Squad (YAS) equips young people with the knowledge and skills to spark discussion, plan initiatives, lead activities and enact positive change around the online safety issues that affect them in their own communities. Youth ambassadors lead this programme, which enables peer-to-peer engagement at a grassroots level. To keep this impactful initiative running year to year and enable participation from across New Zealand, Netsafe invites the support of sponsors and funders who support youth, diversity and inclusiveness.
Community Netsafe Lives
Some things are best-done face-to-face, and for certain communities it really helps to have a real person explaining the ins and outs of navigating the online world safely. Netsafe receives hundreds of emails each month with requests to present to community groups and while we’d love to get to them all, we simply can’t without a little help from funders and sponsors. This year, we’re trialling a series of Netsafe Lives for the wider community in locations across New Zealand.
Trans-Tasman Online Safety Conference – 24-25 October 2023, Te Pae Christchurch
Netsafe is hosting the 2023 trans-Tasman online safety conference in Christchurch, together with Australia’s eSafety Commissioner. This annual event usually attracts around 300-400 delegates, including representatives from online content creators, education, government, law enforcement and the tech industry. A key opportunity for business sponsors to get in front of key decision-makers and influencers in the online safety, cyber security and education space. Details will be available shortly, but expect some prominent international experts and an exciting line up of topics.
Netsafe regularly works with academic institutions and independent researchers to deepen our understanding of online harm and cyber security issues in New Zealand and the Pacific. If you have a research project that would benefit from Netsafe endorsement or collaboration, please get in touch.