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May 17 is Pink Shirt Day: How you can help prevent cyberbullying
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.
Online hate speech affects New Zealand adults
Have you experienced online hate speech? The problem affects New Zealand adults more than you might think.
Facebook, Sticks 'n' Stones take online safety to NZ schools
According to Sticks ‘n’ Stones founder Karla Sanders, everyone should have the right to be their real selves.
$444 million: The devastating cost of cyberbullying in NZ
Can you put a dollar figure on the damage cyberbullying causes New Zealanders? One economist says that cost is around $444 million every year.
Is there an answer for soaring numbers of cyberbullying cases?
In the wake of the mass digitisation taking homes by storm, cyberbullying and online harassment has accelerated 60 percent with no signs of slowing.
Parents, combat cyberbullying with Trend Micro’s Home Network Security
“Parents can now protect their children against dangers such as cyberbullying and online predators..."
Kiwis are concerned about how cyberbullying and fake news could affect their lives
"We are spending more and more of our lives online and it's no surprise that Kiwis are concerned about possible negative effects..."
Reports of cyberbullying flood new support service
"The service is designed to protect everybody’s rights – to free speech and to participate online without being harassed and abused."
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."
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."
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."
Twitter versus trolls: Are they doing enough?
Online hatefulness has been normalised and in some cases lauded. This is not a healthy development.
Online bullying worse than the playground
"As long as your child is connected to a device, a bully can connect to them."
Tips this holidays to protect kids from cyberbullying
A lot of kids and parents ignore online bullying through fear of the unknown or due to the fact they don't consider it to 'real' if they can't see it.
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."
Facebook clamps down on bullying with updated Safety Centre
"We want everyone to feel safe when using Facebook.”
The many signs of cyberbullying with ESET
"Bullying needs to be considered as a serious issue that can also impact families legally and morally,"
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.
Do you know if your child is being cyberbullied? These are the red flags
ESET has put together a list of indicators that help parents recognise whether their offspring are being cyberbullied.
Sex, drugs and cybercrime - what are we doing about it?
"There have been several high profile cases of young people committing suicide as a result of online bullying. It's just the tip of the iceberg."
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.
Twitter forms council to do something about its abuse problem
"It is extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power.”
Business techniques used to combat cyberbullying
“Such information can give parents something to confront the bully’s family with or to show their school, or even the police. It’s solid evidence."
Parents concern for children and tech grows
A new study by Qualtrics shows the biggest concerns of parents for their children and technology are texting, sexting and cyberbullying.