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Become a New Zealand Web Ranger! Show your creative side and help others get the best from the web while staying safe and happy.

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Web Rangers is a programme to help Kiwi teens campaign for the safe use of the Internet in a creative way.

Last year NetSafe and Google along with a few friends brought together around 140 fourteen to seventeen year olds from Auckland to Alexandra as part of #WebRangersNZ. They took part in workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch where they learned from experts about how to build successful public awareness campaigns for online safety.

The Web Rangers put what they learned into practice. The ideas were original and varied, with entries ranging from YouTube videos and Facebook campaigns, to music, spoken word poetry, posters, animations and school presentations.

Take a look at this video of some of the 2014 entries to give you an idea of what can be achieved by a Web Ranger

This year #WebRangersNZ is back. And we’re joined by social media stars Caito Potatoe and Liam WaveRider as well as Sticks ‘n Stones.

Once again we’ll be hosting workshops around New Zealand, but with only 100 places available at each, spots are sure to fill up quickly. The workshops will be led by Best Bits comedian Rhys Mathewson and as well as being attended by Caito and Liam, attendees will learn from experts in marketing, social media and online safety.

The Web Rangers will be given six weeks to produce their campaigns, which can take any form including YouTube videos or other social media content, billboards, and in-school events.

We’ve got MPs and last year’s winners judging the best entrants. The top campaign makers could win Chromebooks, Nexus mobile phones, and Chromecasts. The creators of the top internet safety campaigns from each city will also win a trip to Sydney where they’ll be able to present their campaign to Google executives.

Register now to become a Web Ranger.

  • Becoming a Web Ranger is easy!

  • Fill out the entry form below by Friday, 10 July.

  • If you can, participate in a workshop with other Web Rangers in one of three cities across New Zealand.

    • Christchurch on Monday, 13 July
    • Wellington on Wednesday, 15 July
    • Auckland on Friday, 17 July

    You’ll then keep in touch with Web Rangers across the country via an online community, and have until 9 August to produce your own creative campaign.

  • Submit your campaign by 9 August and get ready to win some cool prizes!
    • 1st prize (two recipients) - a trip to Sydney for a tour of Google HQ and a chance to present your campaign work to Google execs, a Chromebook, a Nexus smartphone, and a Chromecast
    • 2nd prize (three recipients) - a Chromebook, a Nexus smartphone, and a Chromecast
    • 3rd prize (three recipients) - a Nexus smartphone and a Chromecast

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What is Web Rangers?

Web Rangers is a programme for teenagers to think of creative ways to get the message through to their peers about being safe and secure online. There are great prizes to win and fun workshops to attend. It’s run by NetSafe, Sticks ‘n Stones and Google NZ.

What do I do as a Web Ranger?

Web Rangers come up with campaigns to communicate with their peers about being secure and safe online. Web Rangers create their campaign in six weeks from [date] to [date], that sells a message about online safety and security. Last year’s top Web Rangers’ campaigns can be seen by visiting: https://www.netsafe.org.nz/webrangers

What are the prizes?

The creators of the best campaigns could win Chromebooks, Nexus Mobile Phones and Chromecasts while the top two in the country will win a trip to Sydney where they’ll get the opportunity to pitch their winning concepts to Google Executives.

How do I become a Web Ranger?

If you’re 14 to 17 years-old, you can register at www.netsafe.org.nz/webrangers and then get to work on your campaign straight away. It’s that simple. If you are able to attend a workshop in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch then we’d love to see you, but it isn’t compulsory for all Web Rangers.

Tell me about the workshops?

The workshops are being held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. You’ll get the chance to meet Instagram star Liam WaveRider, YouTube sensation Caito Potatoe and comedian Rhys Mathewson. You’ll also receive expert advice on marketing, safety and security online and social media.

What do you mean campaign? What do I have to make?

Campaigns can be just about anything you can think of for getting the message across about online safety and security. Last year there were YouTube videos, experiments on the streets of Auckland, billboards, online compliment generators, original songs, and in-school events. You can see some of the winning campaigns from last year at www.netsafe.org.nz/webrangers

Who’s judging?

We have lined up MPs from most of the political parties plus one of last year's winners Angus Slade who will be judging.

How long do I have to make my campaign?

You’ll have six weeks from the launch of the workshops - so that means they’ll need to be complete by 09 August.

To contact you about the programme
You must be aged between 14 and 17
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  • Hayley Smith from Auckland’s Te Kura

    Social Experiment - Queen St, Auckland (Anonymous Voice)

    Hayley came up with the idea of doing a social experiment to see how people would react to having both insults and compliments yelled at them on a busy Auckland street. Her video got over 70,000 views on YouTube in just two days.

    Angus Slade from Wellington

    Animation and song - If Life Was Like The Web and Behind the Scenes “making of” video

    Reflecting on his personal experience with bullying in the classroom, Angus decided to enter the Web Rangers campaign in a bid to reach out to other victims. Not a fan of “serious” messages, he spent more than 100 hours drawing, learning animation and producing a humourous song.

    Tip Varnakomala from Burnside High School, Christchurch

    Compliment generator and website - Project Positive

    Tip became a Web Ranger after getting fed up by the negative comments and behaviour on social media. He says he and his friends have experienced insults and bullying behaviour online. Using the programming language javascript, Tip decided to build a ‘compliment machine’ to counter the lack of positive comments online.

    Project Positive

 

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