We’ve worked with Spectrum Care to create plain language online safety resources for people with an intellectual disability, and those who support them.

These resources have been developed to be clear and simple, using plain language. They can be helpful for a range of individuals, including those who have communication difficulties, intellectual or learning disabilities.

If you are a person with a disability – these resources may help you understand staying safe online. If you want more information, get in touch with Netsafe.

If you are a support worker, whanau, or other person supporting someone with a disability, these resources can be used to help guide a conversation about safely using the internet.

Here are links to our current resources. We will continue to add to our plain language and accessible pages. Please get in touch if there is an area you think we should cover. Email your suggestions to [email protected]

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Learn more about the education and safeguarding we’re working on to make sure people stay safe online, and hear from people with lived experience of disability about the opportunities the internet provides. Watch Hannah Barnes’ and Peter Kamphuis’ Netsafety Week 2022 presentation.


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