From 10-11 November 2016, over 150 delegates with an interest in online safety came together for Confronting Online Harm Together (#netsafecoht) – New Zealand’s first conference focussed on harmful digital communications. Delegates represented online content hosts, government, educators, law enforcement and industry.
Some of the best local and international experts shared their unique insights and delegates talked about the ways to prevent and minimise online harm together. This discussion was particularly important as cyberbullying and online harassment is a growing issue in New Zealand.
The Confronting Online Harm Conference Highlights
Below is a summary of the discussion focused on the growing concern about the need for greater protection of individuals online. The showreel contains discussions from cybersecurity, law enforcement, and technology experts to advise about how to protect ourselves from online threats.
Overall the conference was a valuable opportunity for experts and individuals to share their knowledge about harmful digital communications and experiences of online safety. The discussions highlighted the growing importance of tackling online safety seriously and need for ongoing efforts to protect individuals from online threats.