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. Its impact has been profoundly positive, helping us overcome physical distance and allowing us to share worldwide, but there are risks too. This Staying Safe Online Guide helps everyone have better online experiences across many different platforms.
While the internet offers a range of benefits and enriching experiences, there are also nuisances and risks, from spam to theft of personal information. 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.
This Guide – available for download in PDF format – contains simple and practical tips from some of the most popular digital platforms. Each of the tips are proven to be effective in reducing risk and encouraging safety, to ensure all New Zealand internet users can use the internet in a positive way.
The companies behind this guide provide a range of tools and resources that can also be accessed online:
Facebook – facebook.com/safety
Instagram – help.instagram/com
Google – google.co.nz/safetycenter/
YouTube – youtube.com/about/policies/#staying-safe
Twitter – support.twitter.com/groups/57-safety-security
Netflix – help.netflix.com
Trade Me – trademe.co.nz/Help/ContactUs.aspx
CERT NZ – www.cert.govt.nz
If you’re concerned about the immediate safety of you or someone else, please call 111. If you want help or expert incident advice, you can contact us. Our service is free, non-judgemental and available seven days a week.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call toll free on 0508 NETSAFE (0508 638 723)
- Online report at netsafe.org.nz/report
- Text ‘Netsafe’ to 4282