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Netsafe launches online safety programme for seniors in New Zealand
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Netsafe, a charitable organisation in New Zealand, has launched 'Get Set Up for Safety', a nationwide initiative to equip senior citizens with skills to combat online threats such as fraud and scams.
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New Netsafe alliance formed to combat rising cyber fraud
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To combat the rising threat of cyber fraud, a new alliance aims to reinforce consumer safety in banking, cryptocurrency, and telecommunications sectors in NZ.
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Netsafe reveals growing online harm for New Zealanders
Fri, 29th Dec 2023
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Netsafe's 2023 research reveals a sharp rise in harmful digital communications experienced by New Zealanders, with almost half of the Māori population and many under 30 falling victim.
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Netsafe & 2Degrees partner to promote smartphone safety to Kiwis
Mon, 23rd Oct 2023
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A UK grime artist, 2Degrees, and Netsafe have created a programme to teach Kiwi children about smartphone safety.
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Spark unveils Esports initiatives: Game Arena and 'The Rise Cup':
Tue, 3rd Oct 2023
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Spark announces the launch of Spark Game Arena, with the nationwide tournament The Rise Cup featuring Fortnite, and a $30,000 prize pool up for grabs.
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Meta, Netsafe, Consumer NZ launch scams detection tool
Fri, 28th Jul 2023
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Five digital organisation’s including Meta and Netsafe are launching a detection tool to stop New Zealanders from being scammed.
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How well do rangatahi understand cyber safety in Aotearoa?
Fri, 12th Aug 2022
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Do rangatahi in Aotearoa understand the importance of being safe online, or has lifelong exposure to the internet resulted in widespread complacency?.
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Major media companies sign new online safety framework for Aotearoa
Mon, 25th Jul 2022
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A new joint development between Netsafe and some of the world's leading social media companies is set to provide Kiwis with safer online experiences.
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Online bullying, harassment skyrockets since COVID outbreak
Thu, 7th Jul 2022
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Harmful content reports have risen by over 25% since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, according to Netsafe.
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Māori and cyber safety - Examining an unsafe online climate and the need for action
Mon, 30th May 2022
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Aotearoa's cybersecurity initiatives are failing to protect Māori communities from online risks and discrimination, leading to calls for change.
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The generation gap: Protecting our kaumātua online
Wed, 30th Mar 2022
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New Zealand's elderly population is at risk of cyber threats due to a lack of online safety knowledge and support systems, says Age Concern NZ.
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COVID-19 and cybersecurity: Technology and risk in Aotearoa
Fri, 25th Mar 2022
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Scammers are using COVID-19 to exploit New Zealanders' personal information and financial details, warns cybersecurity agency Netsafe.
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How safe is New Zealand’s disabled community online?
Tue, 22nd Mar 2022
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New Zealand invests over $75m in cybersecurity for health system amid growing cyber threats and questions arise over online safety for disabled individuals.
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Schooling security: How safe are Kiwi kids in the age of hybrid learning?
Fri, 25th Feb 2022
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The risks of online schooling in New Zealand are significantly higher than pre-pandemic, with cyber safety a major concern.
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Netsafe welcomes public feedback on draft of Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms
Fri, 3rd Dec 2021
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The code aims to establish a self-regulatory framework to protect New Zealanders from online harm and harmful content.
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Better consultation needed for new Online Safety Code
Thu, 2nd Dec 2021
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Lack of community engagement threatens success of New Zealand's new online safety Code of Practice, say organisations.
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It's Fraud Awareness Week: How you can steer clear of scams and fraud
Fri, 19th Nov 2021
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Netsafe reports 86% rise in identity fraud and 37% increase in investment fraud in New Zealand, sparking concern over online safety.
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The deepfake dilemma: How it affects privacy, security & law in Aotearoa
Wed, 17th Nov 2021
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Deepfakes, videos that replace a person's face with someone else's using AI, raise concerns over morality, legality, privacy, and online harm.
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The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
Thu, 30th Sep 2021
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NZ champions cyber defence amid rising tech innovation.
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Google says NZ's lack of cybersecurity knowledge is putting users at risk
Tue, 7th Sep 2021
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Nearly 70% of New Zealanders are not actively improving their online security, despite experiencing hacks and scams, says Google.
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Netsafe works with global tech giants to address online harm in NZ
Fri, 6th Aug 2021
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Facebook, Google, TikTok, and Twitter are joining Netsafe to develop a code of practice for online safety in New Zealand.
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May 17 is Pink Shirt Day: How you can help prevent cyberbullying
Wed, 15th May 2019
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This Friday May 17 is Pink Shirt Day, which is a colourful way to raise awareness about a serious and in some cases tragic issue: cyberbullying.
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$33 million lost to scams & fraud: Netsafe says NZ isn't doing enough to stop it
Wed, 3rd Apr 2019
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Phone and online scams are costing New Zealanders $33 million, causing both financial and psychological harm, according to Netsafe.
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'Is this for real?' The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Tue, 13th Nov 2018
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Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.