Netsafe here to help

It’s a complex digital world our teens live in, and navigating the pitfalls can be tough.

Netsafe is an independent, non-profit New Zealand organisation focused on online safety. They help people stay safe online by providing online safety education, advice and support. They also provide information and advice about using digital technology safely and managing online challenges like harassment, bullying and abuse.

Some of the areas they offer information, advice and support include:

  • Online bullying, abuse and harassment
  • Image-based abuse (sometimes called revenge porn)
  • Keeping accounts and information safe online
  • Online safety in school
  • Online safety for parents

Netsafe’s helpline is free and is available from 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 5pm on weekends and public holidays. You can call free from anywhere in New Zealand on 0508 NETSAFE (0508 638 723) or email [email protected]

There is also a parent toolkit available in a number of languages: