NetSafe articles on cybersafety

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Safer Internet Day 2015: Let’s Create A Better Internet Together

Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide to encourage the safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies

A Parents’ Guide to Instagram

Few could argue that online technologies have not had a substantial impact on the lives of all New Zealanders. But as we learn the skills we need to share, post, tag, and like online, there are rights and responsibilities that must be understood as well. The challenge for parents then is to become that knowledgeable guide, to be able to assist them, and to ensure that they are well prepared for their online experiences in the future.


Growing Digital Citizens

The NetSafe Kit for Schools has been helping schools to build safer digital learning environments since its first iteration in 2001. Learn about our self-assessment framework that helps you measure your school’s progress towards developing a safe learning environment against key online safety and digital citizenship markers.

Advent Calendar style cyber safety and security tips

Cybersafety Advent Calendar

Our very own Advent Calendar has 24 pieces of yuletide cyber safety and security know-how with timely reminders on how to keep yourself and those around you safe online over the festive season


The NetSafe Kit for Schools

The NetSafe Kit for Schools sets out a comprehensive programme of cybersafety for New Zealand schools and covers key issues for staff, parents and students


How can I put parental controls on my child’s mobile phone?

Vodafone NZ have launched a new Android app called Guardian that offers parental controls for mobiles – we look at the options on all the major phones

ECE Cybersafety policies

How can I set up a cybersafety policy and use agreements for ECE personnel?

NetSafe has established a series of cybersafety use agreements and policy documents for use within an ECE setting – download them here


Facebook gossip and rumour pages

Creating a fake profile on Facebook to bully or harass other people has become a popular activity. Learn how to block and report anonymous abuse

NetSafe Kit for ECE

The NetSafe Kit for ECE

Early childhood education providers are rapidly discovering the potential benefits technologies such as the internet, email and digital photography bring to children’s learning and development – the Kit helps ECE providers manage the associated risks

Facebook family safety centre screenshot

Top Tips for Staying Secure on Facebook

The Facebook safety team have produced a new guide to help users of the social network stay safe and avoid malware scams. Tips include logging in over https (SSL) and one time passwords when accessing the site from a borrowed computer

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