In August this year, we started looking for a group of young people to join our Youth Action Squad – Y.A.S! We put the word out on Instagram and had people from all around the country apply to be a part of Y.A.S! In a few weeks, we had an awesome Y.A.S! group ready to share ideas about online safety from the perspective of young people in New Zealand.
Introducing the Netsafe Y.A.S!
In October the Y.A.S! met in Auckland for three days for a crash course in online safety. The squad spent one day in training with various online safety experts, and spent the next two days at the The Crossroads Trans-Tasman Online Safety Conference listening and meeting online safety experts from New Zealand and the rest of the world.
The Netsafe Y.A.S! are meeting every month to talk about online safety, give advice and to explore ideas about how to make the online space safer for young people in NZ. You can follow the Y.A.S! on twitter @NetsafeYAS
Applications to join Y.A.S. are closed at the moment, but follow us on Instagram @NetsafeNZ to keep an eye out for new opportunities to join.
Y.A.S. is for young people (13-18 years) from around New Zealand. Y.A.S provides ideas and opinions about what young people do online, the types of problems they might come across and what we can do to help young people to be safer online.
No experience in being part of groups like this? Don’t worry – no experience is needed. We’re looking for regular people who are keen to have their say and we’ll provide all the training you need. If you have an interest in digital tech (hello gamers, Snapchatters & people just doin’ it for gram), coming up with creative solutions, meeting other people and helping others then you’re perfect!
How do you apply
Applications are closed at the moment, but follow us on Instagram @NetsafeNZ to keep an eye out for new opportunities to join.
Who is Netsafe?
Netsafe is a New Zealand non-profit organisation focused on helping people to stay safe online. We help people with things like online bullying and abuse, leaked nudes and any other online problems that people need help with.
Follow us on Instagram @NetsafeNZ