As part of Netsafety Week activities we ran different competitions to inspire and engage young people to share their best online safety tips. The competitions were for all ages, with opportunities for schools and kura to get involved too.

Young people had the opportunity to create their own superhero, school mascots as well as make TikTok videos.

This opportunity to engage authentically with young people is one we couldn’t pass up so we were pleased to receive so many high quality entries from rangatahi.

1) What Now x Netsafe Competition – Winners

This Netsafety Week competition launched on 25 July during What Now. The competition asked tamariki to design their best online safety superhero to help Make Aotearoa safer online. The winners for this competition are below:

First place: Poppy Cudby, 12, Feilding
Capitan Pixels is a superhero from the depths of the internet whose powers stop online bullying from around the globe. Her powerful goggles pick up any unsafe signals from the net and she is alerted to freeze them before they hurt anyone. One of her goals is educating children on how to use the internet safely and responsibly.

See her entry here.

Second place: Emily S, Christchurch
Lisa the warrior has had a hard time being in a wheelchair, and has been the victim of many bullies, both in person and online, so she decided to make a difference. Whenever you have a Cyber Bully on your hands, Lisa and her good friend Pix the Dragon will come and help!

See her entry here.

Third place: Florence MacCulloch, 11, Auckland
This is Cyberella! Cyberella is like the Cinderella of Cyber Space and her super power is to keep the cyber world clean!

See her entry here.

Under 5’s winner: Eliza G, 4.5, Taupiri
Eliza Dino Superhero- roars when there is danger on the iPad.

See her entry here.

Congratulations to our winners!

Competition Prizes

  1. Nintendo Switch Console
  2. UE Boom 3
  3. $50 toys prize pack & Whittakers Chocolate to be shared with family

Under 5’s

$50 toys prize pack

Full terms and conditions here.

2) Schools Competition – Design an online safety mascot – Winners

This competition encouraged school students to design their school’s online safety mascot to help make Aotearoa safer online. The winners for this competition are:

First place: Chelsea Cai, Year 6, ACG Parnell

See her entry here.

Second place: Rowan Ashley, Year 3, Whitikahu School

See his entry here.

Congratulations to our winners!

Competition Prizes

  1. School stationery pack to the value of $100, and a Whittakers chocolate pack to be shared with your class and family
  2. School stationery pack to the value of $50

Judges

Netsafe and Network for Learning representatives

Read the full terms and conditions here.

3) TikTok Competition – Judging commenced

Entrants for this competition were asked to create a TikTok video with their top online safety advice.

N.B. There is a separate competition for Netsafe’s Youth Action Squad.

The competition is now closed. The winners will be announced on Netsafe’s TikTok platform.

Competition Logistics

How to enter

  1. Overlay your favourite song or dance with your best online safety tips (avoid songs with swear words)
  2. Follow and tag @netsafenz and #netsafetywk21 and #onlinesafety

Submission details:

  • Videos must be between 15 seconds to 45 seconds
  • Online safety topics can vary
  • Entries will need to include #onlinesafety #netsafetywk21,  follow and tag @netsafeNZ in the caption of their submission
  • Netsafe is able to post the entries across its other social channels

Judging criteria

  • Entrants will be judged based on how informative, creative and influential the video is in promoting the positive power of the internet

Competition Prizes

  1. Nintendo Switch Console
  2. UE Boom 3
  3. $100 Prezzy card

Judges

Netsafe representatives

Read the full terms and conditions here.

4) TikTok Competition – YAS only – Judging commenced

This competition was for YAS members and as ambassadors of online safety encourages them to put their knowledge and creativity to the test on our TikTok channel!

The competition is now closed, and winners will be announced on Netsafe’s TikTok platform.

Competition Logistics

How to enter

Overlay your favourite dance/song with your best online safety tips (no restrictions just avoid songs with swear words), follow and tag @netsafenz and #netsafetywk21 and #onlinesafety.

Submission details:

  • Videos must be between 15 seconds to 45 seconds.
  • Online safety topics can vary
  • Entries will need to include #onlinesafety #netsafetywk21 #netsafeYAS,  follow and tag @netsafeNZ in the caption of their submission
  • Netsafe is able to post the entries across its other social channels

Judging criteria

  • Entrants will be judged based on how informative, creative and influential the video is in promoting the positive power of the internet

Competition Prizes

  1. Nintendo Switch Console
  2. UE Boom 3
  3. $100 Prezzy card

Judges

Netsafe representatives

Read the full terms and conditions here.

What is Netsafety Week?

Netsafety Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the safe and positive use of technology and to kōrero about the role we can all play in creating a better internet in our community. Hundreds of schools, businesses and agencies have joined together to create more positive experiences for everyone. They have united to share the ways to make online spaces safe and reinforce where to get help if things don’t pan out. Find out more at netsafe.org.nz/netsafetyweek.

Logos of the companies that are supporters for Netsafety Week