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About Netsafe

Netsafe is one of the world’s leading online safety organisations. We are an independent non-profit that provides reactive and proactive online safety advice, support and education to everyone in New Zealand. By taking a technology-positive stance and using a pragmatic approach, we work to achieve the best outcomes for internet users throughout the country and are available to help with any technology challenges seven days a week.

Netsafe reports

We publish reporting data in our quarterly reports. This includes statistics about harmful digital communication and scam reports.

Netsafe has a dedicated research team looking at people’s experience of harmful digital communications. You can read more in our research section.

2019 Netsafe media releases

2 May 2019: Digital self-harm affecting NZ teens, new research report reveals

3 April 2019: Kiwis lose $33M in 2018 – new approach needed in the fight against online scams

23 January 2019: Image based sexual abuse a problem for Kiwis of all generations, new research report reveals

2018 Netsafe media releases

10 December 2018: Risks related to children sharing nudes and seeing sexually explicit content among parents’ top online concerns

10 October 2018: Cyberbullying a $444M problem for NZ, new report reveals

23 August 2018: Abuse, harassment and bullying complaints reach new record high, rising by 46% in the first half of 2018

1 August 2018: Netsafe steps up local fight to tackle child sexual abuse material online

5 June 2018: Nearly 1 in 5 NZ teens unable to take part in daily activities due to negative experience online

27 February 2018: Taking away technology doesn’t keep us safe – NZ teens  

20 Feb 2018: 2017 regional losses to scams and fraud revealed

1 February 2018: Unwanted contact online seriously affecting 1 in 10 Kiwi adults 

25 January 2018: Kiwis lose over $10m to online scams in 2017

2017 Netsafe media releases

6 December 2017: Nudes and NZ teens: New research sheds light on the online experiences of young NZers

9 November 2017 – Netsafe tackles $257m cyber crime problem, with AI weapon against scammers

28 October 2017 – New research reveals how many young people share nude images

19 July 2017: Netsafe warns New Zealanders against posting “revenge porn” or sharing intimate images of others online

28 June 2017: New grant funds eight projects to combat online abuse, bullying and harassment in New Zealand

31 May 2017: Online bullying, abuse and harassment service receives over 900 reports in first six months

22 May 2017: We need to teach kids how to behave online – Netsafe’s advice for parents on Bullying-Free NZ Week

14 March 2017: Half of NZ high school students unsupervised online outside of school

7 February 2017: NZ ‘unites’ for a better internet on Safer Internet Day

2016 Netsafe media releases

22 December 2016: Cyberbullying not just a problem for kids

5 December 2016: Microsoft and Netsafe issue fresh warning about scammers

18 November 2016: Netsafe launches long awaited cyberbullying service

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