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Malware
Education must be our secret weapon in the fight against tech support scams
They're scammers, they're prolific & they're determined. The only way to stop them is to talk about it, especially with those who are most vulnerable.
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Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying affects many Kiwi kids, how can you help?
"As a society, we can’t think about the online world as something that isn’t “real life”. How we behave online can have a huge effect on others."
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Cyberbullying
It's Bullying-Free NZ Week, help your students speak out
"The wellbeing of our children and young people is essential. Students who are happy and engaged at school are much more likely to be learning."
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Cyberbullying
New e-resources equip NZ teachers to help stop bullying
"It’s important schools work with parents and the wider school community to get the message out that bullying is never OK."
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Netsafe
We can stop our students being harmed by 'Blue Whale'
"A dangerous social media trend has found its way into New Zealand, and schools are going to be one of the best defences against it taking root."
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Netsafe
Encouraging digital citizenship is a step into the future
Digital citizen are people who understand the rights and responsibilities of inhabiting cyberspace. You may understand; what about your students?
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Scams
Scammers targeting Kiwis again, this time courtesy of Countdown
“Unfortunately there are scammers targeting New Zealanders via email using the Countdown name and branding and we want to warn consumers."
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Cyberbullying
Unsupervised: Are Kiwi high schoolers safe online?
“We need to teach and model appropriate online behaviours, how to keep safe and where to get help if it’s needed."
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Netsafe
Kiwi parents concerned over kids' daily internet fix
In a sign of how prevalent life online is, 61% of parents revealed that their pre-school children are now getting a daily fix of internet.
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Netsafe
Positives outweigh internet risks, survey finds
89% of Kiwis say the positives of using the internet outweigh the negatives, as Safer Internet Day kicks off.
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Microsoft
Fresh wave of scammers posing as Microsoft employees
“The scammers claim to represent the Microsoft brand because the company is well known to have trusted experts, and so the calls may sound genuine."
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Amy Adams
Adams says Netsafe to play key role in curbing online harassment in NZ
The establishment of this role aims to set a new benchmark for curbing online harassment and intimidation.
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Cyberbullying
Netsafe launches new service in fight against cyberbullying
“We know people have concerns about online risks, and we've seen first hand the devastating effect online harassment and cyberbullying can have."
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Cyberbullying
What is wrong with New Zealand? Cyber harassment against women has reached epidemic levels
What is wrong with New Zealand? Three quarters of our Kiwi women under 30 and more than half of all Kiwi women have experienced online harassment.
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Amy Adams
Govt appoints NetSafe to lead cyber bullying prevention
Internet safety watchdog NetSafe has been selected by the Govt to help reduce harmful digital communications in an official Approved Agency role.
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Netsafe
What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?
NetSafe says two-factor authentication can boost a user’s security by simply requiring something they know and something they have.
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Disaster Recovery
Backing up your data and devices for a swift recovery
Learn how to create a backup policy that works for you in the real world, reflects how important your data is and the risks you're prepared to accept.
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Netsafe
What is your 'digital footprint'?
Your digital footprint is the trail of electronic breadcrumbs you leave behind when using the Internet and it's important that you tread carefully.
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Netsafe
So you got naked online...
“When intimate images become published and shared over the internet that harm that individuals suffer can be devastating."
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Telecommunications
Sexting: Is your kid doing it?
“You’d be hard pressed to find a teen that hasn’t been asked to send a naked or semi-naked photo of themselves in New Zealand."
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Amy Adams
Safer Internet Day: promoting digital safety
"Without trust, we won't get close to realising the full potential that technology can deliver."
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Apple iPhone
$1 for an iPhone? You're dreaming
According to NetSafe, New Zealanders are questioning if advertisements offering the latest iPhone for a buck are too good to be true.
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Netsafe
Sexting and young people - how bad is it?
"Young people often don’t have the ability to think about long term consequences, they are living in the moment.”
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Social Media
Parents: How to approach social media and your child
With more social media avenues available than ever before, the need for education about being safe online is increasing, according to NetSafe.