Safer Internet Day NZ


Safer Internet Day, celebrated globally every February, is a day dedicated to promoting a safer online world. The internet’s pretty enticing these days – it’s remarkable how much of our lives we live online and how many priceless life hacks the internet offers.

Considering we spend much time there, we think it deserves a little attention, a home reno if you will. Unfortunately making the internet a more enjoyable place for all of us takes more than asking “Does this spark joy?”. But there are steps that we can all take to make the internet a safer place, and we’re hoping you’ll join us. Netsafe is the official organising committee in New Zealand. We’re encouraging everyone to join the kōrero in our communities and networks about how we can all strive for a safer internet.

Why does Safer Internet Day matter?

New Zealand’s internet consumption reached an all-time high in the past year. This has meant online harm has also increased – and that isn’t showing any indication of reducing.

Netsafe has witnessed scam loss reports increase by 69 percent, reports from educators skyrocket 58 percent, requests for help with digital parenting balloon 155 percent and notifications of objectionable material being supplied or distributed grow 66 per cent.

Because of these numbers, Netsafe is anticipating its most significant Safer Internet Day ever.


Are you a school or organisation keen to support Safer Internet Day 2022?


Registrations to be an official supporter of Safer Internet Day 2022 are now open. We’ll include your logo below and provide you with resources and support to help you celebrate the day. Sign up on the form, and scroll down to download our resources.

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Supporter resources


Safer Internet Day NZ Supporter Toolkit


Our Support Toolkit includes suggested text and graphic elements for social media and newsletters, as well as the 2022 Safer Internet Day NZ campaign key messages.


Netsafe's 5 Tips for a Safer Internet


Wondering where to begin with online safety? We’ve put together a few online safety tips to help you have better online experiences.

Social Media Assets


Use our assets to spread the message about Safer Internet Day on your website and social media. For specific image size requirements email mcg@netsafe.org.nz


Safer Internet Day Posters


Help us spark an online safety kōrero with your staff, students, community and networks by pinning up our Safer Internet Day posters at your school or workplace.



Resources for whānau, schools and communities


Online Whānau Gaming Toolkit


Our whanāu toolkit offers 7 steps to help parents and guardians get to a place where they are confident to engage with their children on the world of gaming.


Easy read online safety resources


Disability comes in many forms and we’re continuing to work hard to make our content as accessible to as many people as possible. This series of online safety guides for adults with an intellectual disability was produced in partnership with Spectrum Care.


TikTok Family Safety Toolkit


TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media apps. It’s a platform for creating, sharing and discovering short videos. As young people enjoy being on it, TikTok and Netsafe have partnered on the TikTok Family Safety Toolkit to help you and your child safely navigate some of the online challenges and have fun.


Schools/Communities Presentations


These presentations have been created to support kura when sharing information about Safer Internet Day and general online safety and digital citizenship advice.


Netsafe's Guide to Safer Online Relationships


Relationships are complex and sometimes it can be hard to know if what the person you are dating is doing are normal relationship behaviours. If you’re worried, this advice may help.


Parent Toolkit Resource


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. Available in 5 different languages.




Do an online profile check-up

One of the simplest things you can do to keep yourself safe online is check in on your online profile privacy settings. If you’re using social media, make sure that you have your privacy settings tight, so that you’re only sharing information with your friends or connections. Check out our advice for keeping your social media profiles private below.

2021 Safer Internet Day NZ Supporters



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