Media contacts

For information about Netsafe media releases and media queries only.


For all other queries please call 0508 NETSAFE or email

About Netsafe

Netsafe is an independent, non-profit online safety organisation. Netsafe provides online safety education, advice and support for people in New Zealand. Taking a technology-positive approach to the opportunities and challenges digital tech presents, Netsafe works to help people in New Zealand make the most of digital tech by providing practical tools, support and advice for managing online challenges.

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Reporting statistics and research reports

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

Netsafe has a dedicated research team looking at the experience of harmful digital communications in the NZ adult population and in the youth population. You can find our latest research reports in the research section of our website.

2018 Netsafe media releases

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

9 November 2016: Netsafe hosts NZ’s first ‘harmful digital communications’ focussed conference

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