Netsafe has created the Online Safety Parent Toolkit to get parents and whānau talking about online safety.  As young people spend more time online, it’s important that parents and whānau can teach their child to have a safe online experience.

While there might be a digital technology gap between what you know and what your child knows, you can still help. You have life skills, maturity and experience your child hasn’t developed yet especially when it comes to safety and security behaviours.

How to get started

Our Parent Toolkit offers practical tips and tools that will help you talk to your child about online safety. It includes:

  • Quickstarter tips for parents, whānau and young people
  • Information to enhance your digital parenting knowledge
  • Details about the online risks and challenges your child may face
  • Advice about how you can help your child

We know regular proactive conversations at home helps to minimise the damage if things go wrong online. Our Parent Toolkit will better equip you to talk with your child and have ongoing online safety conversations. Check it out now:

How to get help

If you or someone you know needs help with online challenges, you contact us by emailing help@netsafe.org.nz, texting ‘Netsafe’ to 4282, calling toll free on 0508 NETSAFE (0508 638 723) or making a report using our online form.

Our helpline is open from 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on weekends.

If you’re concerned about the immediate safety of you or someone else, call 111.