Netsafe News January Edition

Netsafe News January Edition

While many Kiwis have been enjoying the summer break, the Netsafe team has been busy developing new resources and advice, preparing for Safer Internet Day and the return of students to school.

Privacy was a major online safety concern in 2018 and we have received a number of requests for help keeping information secure on the major platforms. In response we’ve compiled practical advice for FacebookTwitterInstagramand Snapchat. We’ve also created a new Digital Safety Management Planresource to help schools plan for and manage the use of digital technology and online platforms in the learning environment.

Our latest media release covering image-based sexual abuse highlighted the scale of the problem and a lack of awareness around the law. Anybody subjected to the threat of, or release of sensitive images should contact Netsafefor confidential advice and assistance.

Martin Cocker
Netsafe CEO

Not long until Safer Internet Day!

Safer Internet Day is coming up quickly on Tuesday 5th February. Held in more than 140 countries worldwide, Safer Internet Day promotes the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. We have put together resources for schools to use to celebrate the day this year, including a parent presentationstudent presentationsdownloadable flyersprintable posters and more!


New Digital Safety Management Plan for schools

This month we’ve released a Digital Safety Management Plan (DSMP) resourceto help guide schools in their planning and decision making around the safe and responsible use of digital technology and online platforms.


New privacy & scam advice

We’ve created new advice pages to help keep you safe online. Check out our new resources below:

Don't Be A Nick

In December we launched our ‘Don’t be a Nick‘ campaign to encourage young people to intervene if they see a friend sharing someone else’s nudes without their permission (image-based sexual abuse). The campaign ran for a week and generated more than 40,000 unique visits to the Don’t be a Nick webpage and reached hundreds of thousands more via social media channels.


New research reports into image-based abuse & porn

Netsafe has released two new research reports into New Zealanders experiences online. The Image-Based Sexual Abuse report was New Zealand’s first ever research into adult New Zealander’s experiences of image-based sexual abuse. Our Parenting and Pornography report compared the differences in the ways parents respond to the issue of pornography across New Zealand, Australia and the UK.


Netsafe Online Safety Grant now open!

The Netsafe Online Safety Grant is now open and applications will close at 5pm 28 February 2019. Projects that will help to reduce or lessen harm caused by harmful digital communications are eligible for up to $100,000 of funding from the grant fund.


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