Cyberbullying news stories
Online bullying, harassment skyrockets since COVID outbreak
Harmful content reports have risen by over 25% since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, according to Netsafe.
Almost 300% increase in harmful online content cases reported during pandemic
"Although the report indicates the web is still awash with harmful and inappropriate content, it is a positive sign public awareness around this important issue is increasing."
TechnologyOne to pay $5.2m to 'bullied, misled & betrayed' ex employee
“This has taken an enormous strain on me and my family. I took on TechnologyOne because what they did was simply not right," says Benham Roohizadegan.
Feeling lonely online? Share a pic of your pet, says psychologist
To address some of the more negative aspects of online life, pet food brand Pedigree and a bunch of New Zealanders have created a new app that asks people to post pictures of their pets.
Parents unsure how to approach 'the dangers of the digital world'
A new report finds that Australian parents are aware of digital threats, but they lack confidence when it comes to knowing how to deal with safety.
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.
More people are reporting online bullying to Netsafe than ever before
Online abuse, bullying and harassment are continuing to cause harm to New Zealanders nationwide, and more people are reporting incidents to Netsafe.
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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..."
Kindness doesn't hurt: New movement unites internet users to #keepitkindonline
#keepitkindonline is a new social media campaign aimed at exposing the nasty side of the internet and encouraging people to making it a kinder place.
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."
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."
Students can tell Wagbot about their problems at school
"This chatbot works well as a way of informing people about their options in a conversational way. It’s very quick to respond."
Funding to help put a stop to online bullying
Steps towards responsible digital citizenship have been made as a student led programme receives funding to tackle online bullying head on.
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.