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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.
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Netsafe
Shift in approach to online safety needed, says NetSafe
With rapid changes in the digital technologies used in schools and their communities, the concept of online safety has fundamentally changed.
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YouTube
Is YouTube allowed in the classroom?
What are the rules around this content shared on YouTube? Are schools and teachers allowed to freely show videos loaded on YouTube in the classroom?
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Netsafe
Free professional learning with Connected Educator initiative
“Let’s celebrate how we can support each others’ learning in a networked world."
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Privacy
New project from NetSafe to help educators teach online privacy
OWLS is a resource to support teachers as they teach the concepts of privacy online to primary and intermediate school students.
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Scams
Online scams still happening, Police warn
“In real life one does not simply ‘become’ the long lost relative of a Nigerian Prince or magically win a lottery that they have never entered."
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Cybersecurity
Scammers pose as Microsoft, target New Zealanders
There has been a significant increase in reports of scammers trying to defraud people by claiming to be calling from Microsoft.
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Microsoft
Scammers pose as Microsoft employees to scam NZ residents
Fraudsters posing as Microsoft employees have scammed two Alexandra residents out of thousands of dollars, the New Zealand Police have reported.
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Education
Cyberbullying in schools: the law
Education Law in NZ says schools are to provide a safe physical and emotional environment including addressing behaviours such as cyberbullying.
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Scams
More than a million lost to online scams during March
The national cybersafety organisation has recorded more than $1m lost to online scams during March and is seeing smartphones and tablets increasingly
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Cyberbullying
Rapid changes in digital universe exposing young Kiwis to cyber threats
“Young people are disproportionately affected by online challenges such as aggressive or bullying online communications,”
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Education
CORE and NetSafe to support Safer Internet Day 2015
Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide to encourage the safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies among children and young people.
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Charity
How to protect your business from online scams
NetSafe has offered up some advice for how businesses can protect themselves from online scams and credit card fraudsters.
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Charity
Cyber attacks target New Zealand charities
Almost 50,000 attempts were made to rapidly submit fake donations through a website form with the aim being to test which credit cards could be used for subsequent online fraud or sold on to other internet scammers.
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N4L
NetSafe joins N4L
Pond now has a feature where inappropriate or unlawful content, communication or behaviour can be directly reported to NetSafe.
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Apps
"Creative" Kiwi students set to present to Google executives
"We were completely blown away by the time and energy put into each of the student campaigns."
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Microsoft
NZ assignment opens Microsoft's eyes to online bullying
"We define online bullying as the use of electronic technology to demonstrate behaviour that taunts, demeans or harasses someone less powerful."
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Cloud
Microsoft NZ warns Kiwis following rise in cold calling scammers
"To be absolutely clear, we do not receive reports of infected computers and then call people at home."
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Cybersecurity
Naked sex chats help blackmail Kiwis out of $4.4m
Horny New Zealanders taking part in naked online video chat sessions are being blackmailed, with Kiwis losing $4.4m last year due to internet scams.
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New Zealand Schools
Creating comics helps kids learn net basics
Teachers have a new weapon in the fight to teach cyber security with the development of the Comic Creator.
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Cyberbullying
NetSafe calls for industry support over cyberbullying
NetSafe looks to find an internet age solution to the internet age problem of cyberbullying.
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Cybersecurity
NetSafe reports $1m Kiwi cyber losses
Kiwi safety and security website reports nearly NZ$1m losses due to cyber attacks in the past year.
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Cloud
Facebook enables visitor tracking
The anonymity of Facebook stalking could soon be at an end, thanks to new tool.
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Cybersecurity
NetSafe launches Android security app
Free application aims to put knowledge about cyber security straight into the hands of those who need it.