Although most teens know how to navigate digital technology like the back of their hands, there will be times when situations arise that they may not have the emotional maturity or experience to deal with. That’s where parents step in. Young people still need some guidance from adults, so they know how to get help if they need it. We’ve created this interactive tool to help you work out what your teen is likely doing online and what you should think about talking to them about. It takes one minute to complete and you’ll get personalised information and advice delivered straight to your inbox.


The advice and information is based on Netsafe’s research around how young people in New Zealand are using digital technology and what issues are on top for them. Although every young person’s interests and online habits are unique, our research shows that there are some trends in the way they use digital technology.

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