Netsafety Week 2024

We are hosting Netsafety Week again this year to help provide practical tools and harm prevention support to enable New Zealanders to get the most benefit – and the least harm – while living their digital lives.  The week provides New Zealanders with opportunities to learn new skills, hear from industry experts, and discover new…

We are hosting Netsafety Week again this year to help provide practical tools and harm prevention support to enable New Zealanders to get the most benefit – and the least harm – while living their digital lives. 

The week provides New Zealanders with opportunities to learn new skills, hear from industry experts, and discover new tools and education products.

During the week, focussed on harm prevention, we hope to provoke conversations around:

  • new social media tools for families,
  • how policy makers and tech leaders can approach effective regulatory frameworks,
  • how New Zealanders can arm themselves against the rise of scams,
  • improved self-service support and incident help for New Zealanders experiencing harm, and
  • how to support Netsafe’s Not-for-Profit work.

When is Netsafety Week?

Netsafety Week will take place this year between 28 July – 2 August 2024. There will be a variety of events, products, services and education materials available throughout the week.

Netsafety Week Programme (subject to change):

Sunday 28 July – live event

Auckland Indian Association Senior Citizens Committee seminar

Netsafe CEO Brent Carey will lead a session on Preventing Online Scams in Auckland. This event is for members only and is not open to the public.

Monday 29 July – live event

The Wellington Dialogues conference – hosted by NZTech and Netsafe

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Dialogue #1 – a Digitally Safer New Zealand

A one-day conference programme filled with keynote presentations, engaging panel discussions, and plenty of networking opportunities in the company of policy makers and changemakers who are shaping the future of digital safety in Aotearoa and around the world.

From living our lives online; to the proliferation of internet enabled devices in our physical environments — the ubiquity of technology in our society makes it imperative we consider the potential for harm from platforms, services, and devices, whilst ensuring we are still able to maximise the benefits of technology.

Now is the time for Aotearoa to act to provide frameworks, guidelines, and regulations to protect citizens, consumers and users of digital content and services. Responsive and effective regulatory frameworks are a global imperative to create a safe environment for continued innovation by the technology industry.

Join NZTech and Netsafe at this inaugural event, and be part of the dialogue, the solution and the consultation that will continue to shape how New Zealanders live and interact in an increasingly digitally-enabled world.

Limited spaces. See the Programme and Register here to secure your place today.


Tuesday 30 July – new parent toolkit launch

Launching a brand new parent social media toolkit…

Netsafe have yet again partnered with a social media platform to bring their family safety and privacy tools and tips to New Zealand parents in an interactive and engaging way. Stay tuned!

Wednesday 31 July – online webinar

CPD for lawyers

Netsafe Chief Legal Adviser, Michael des Tombe, will take members of the legal profession through the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015, and in particular, the role and functions of Netsafe as the Approved Agency under the Act. The talk will also discuss whether the Act remains fit for purpose in light of developments in how people interact online and rapid advances in technology. This event will be promoted through professional organisations.

Thursday 1 August – The Netsafe-Tea!

Join us at The Netsafe-Tea, a 25 year birthday celebration and fundraiser.

The Netsafe-Tea will be a gathering of Netsafe friends, supporters, collaborators, and visionaries. A chance to reimagine the future of online safety through the launch of our new Innovate for Impact fund.

Enjoy a beautiful high tea and entertainment, find out more about Netsafe’s vision for the future, and pledge your support through a live auction and more. 

Tickets will be on sale soon, including individual tickets and tables of ten.

Friday 2 August

Something fresh is coming…

All will be revealed as we close out Netsafety Week with something big we’ve been working on all year!


Netsafety Week Tools List

Below you’ll find a range of our tools and products, launched in the last 12 months, that can help communities in their harm prevention education efforts – please share them far and wide this Netsafety Week, and play your part in the mission towards safer online experiences for everyone!

Hector’s World

Hector’s World is a New Zealand made animated educational series – with full resource suite for school and home – designed to inspire online safety conversations with primary-aged children.  Find out more here.

Get Set Up For Safety

Supported by Chorus, Netsafe created a range of handy resources designed with older adults in mind.  Read here to learn more, download or print out free information sheets and watch our how-to videos. 

AI Toolkit

This year, with the support of Microsoft, our team added to our Kete for schools and kura with new materials, including a free teacher training pack includes four short e-learnings to help New Zealand teachers and their school colleagues to understand generative AI and how to use it. See more here.

CheckNetsafe

Netsafe has a smart tool to check websites before shopping with them: checknetsafe.nz  Type in or copy and paste the web address link you want to check and within seconds you will know if the link is likely a scam or if it is legitimate.


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Become a Netsafe sponsor

As a Not-for-Profit we rely on sponsorship support to keep delivering our campaigns, products and services to New Zealanders. If your business would like to partner with us via sponsorship or offering in-kind support, please email [email protected]

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The great news for individuals is, you now have the option to support Netsafe’s important work by making a koha donation via our Givealittle page https://givealittle.co.nz/org/netsafe

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