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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 will be open shortly. We’ll include your logo on our campaign website and provide you with resources and support to help you celebrate the day. We’ll let you know as our 2022 Safer Internet Day resources become available. Watch this space for more!


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Supporter resources

Safer Internet Day NZ Supporter Toolkit

Social Media Assets

Our Support Toolkit includes suggested text and graphic elements for social media and newsletters, as well as the 2021 Safer Internet Day NZ campaign key messages.

Netsafe's Online Safety Conversation Starters

Take the time on Safer Internet Day to learn about your child's online activities. The easiest way to do it is to ask.

Netsafe’s 5 Safer Internet Day Basics

Wondering where to begin with online safety? For Safer Internet Day, we’ve put together a few online safety starter tips to spark your thinking and help you have better online experiences.

Netsafe’s 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.

Safer Internet Day Presentations

These presentations have been created to support schools when sharing information about the day and general online safety and citizenship advice with students & the community. Theycan be used at any time – before Safer Internet Day, on the day itself or as a follow-up.

Netsafe's Parent Toolkit

As young people spend more time online it’s important that every parent knows how to support their child to have better online experiences.

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

Netsafe's Staying Safe Online Guide

Digital technology is an important part of how we connect. From buying groceries to organising get togethers – being online is a big part of how we live. This Staying Safe Online Guide helps everyone have better online experiences across many different platforms.

And with more people in New Zealand recognising the importance of being safe online and what it means for them and their families, this Staying Safe Online Guide helps people of all ages. It's available in different languages and contains simple tips from some of the most popular digital platforms.

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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