The internet has played a big part in keeping people connected over the past year and that trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon. This makes it important that every person knows how to stay safe online. This is why Netsafe is proud to host New Zealand’s Netsafety Week. It is designed to start kōrero and engage with our wider, diverse communities.
Why is Netsafety Week happening?
Netsafe has worked hard for over 20 years to create a safer and more positive online experience for people.
We share advice so that people feel empowered to take advantage of the opportunities offered by technology. But even then, problems can arise from an error in judgement, risk-taking behaviour or being targeted by others. This can happen no matter what precautions are put in place. When it does, people can report incidents and get support from Netsafe.
The past year has reinforced the importance of connectivity, but we are continuing to receive more requests from people needing help under the Harmful Digital Communication Act. We are hosting Netsafety Week 2022 to make a difference and to help people get the support they need.
When is Netsafety Week?
Netsafety Week will take place between 25 and 29 July 2022. There will be a variety of activities people can participate in. As the programme and activities for the week are finalised we will be updating this page.
This year’s Netsafety Week theme is:
Diversity Matters. Online Safety Done Together.
The week is about understanding different communities’ online safety perspectives and promoting respect and positive relationships online. The goal? To create transformational online safety change for the people of Aotearoa and have our most inclusive and diverse conversations yet.
Netsafety Week events
Netsafe is hosting both webinar and in-person events in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.
Subscribe to Netsafety Week updates
If you’d like to receive email updates about Netsafety Week so you’re across all of the latest developments, please sign-up here.
Become a Netsafety Week supporter
We’re looking for supporters to help us promote the positive power of a safe internet and the places available to get assistance within New Zealand. We provide the resources, and you can choose how involved you want to be – a chat with mates, liking a post or sticking up posters at work will spread the message. It’s free to join and we have created a supporter toolkit to help you promote the week.
By becoming a supporter you’re helping us connect people in Aotearoa with the information they need to keep them and their whānau safe. Anything you can do to spread the word helps and we’d love to have you join us
Download our supporter toolkit here. It includes:
- Pre and on week key messages
- Supporter graphic assets such as: email footers, banners, and social media imagery
- 5 tips to stay safe online
By becoming a supporter you’re helping us connect people in Aotearoa with the information they need to keep them and their whānau safe. Anything you can do to spread the word helps and we’d love to have you join us.
If you’ve got ideas about how your organisation could amplify the Netsafety Week’s diversity matters message, email us at [email protected]
Become a Netsafety Week sponsor
As a non-profit organisation we are also seeking sponsorship support to make Aotearoa’s first online safety week the best it can. If you’d like to partner with us by either sponsoring part of the week or offering in-kind support. If you’d like to know more about the sponsorship packages available, please email [email protected].
Netsafety Week Sponsors and Supporters
Netsafe is grateful to the sponsors of Aotearoa’s online safety week.