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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.
Police join fight against cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a threat to students in New Zealand, and the police are getting involved in educating young people throughout the country.
Government looks for support agency following Harmful Communications passing
"It will work with parties to help get objectionable content off the internet and provide advice on other possible remedies.”
Kiwi parents 'oblivious' to children's online lives
We talk to our children about keeping safe in the physical world. We need to be having the same conversations about keeping safe in the online world.
Bystander effect in cyberbullying
"The perceived invisibility offered by digital communication is a significant concern."
NZ's cyberbullying bill passes with huge party support
The Harmful Digital Communications Bill has passed its third and final reading in Parliament, with an overwhelming cross-party support.
Cyber bullying bill: Dark and sinister side to the internet
ACT leader says the Harmful Digital Communications Bill will likely affect the very people the bill is trying to protect – young people."
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.
Lifting the veil on NZ's cyberbullying bill
The Harmful Digital Communications Bill introduces a range of measures to address damaging online communications.
Cyberbullying bill back up for debate
The ‘controversial’ cyberbullying bill has been placed up the Order Paper for debate today, according to a statement from Parliament Today.
Cyber bullying bill to be debated at Parliament today
The bill is to mitigate harm caused by digital communications and to provide victims of harmful digital communications with a means of redress.
Students share their thoughts on bullying as CensusAtSchool launches
“Bullying of any type – whether its verbal bullying or cyber-bullying – can have a huge and negative impact on children’s learning.”
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,”
Online bullying affecting adolescent mental health
the distinctive properties of an online environment introduce new dynamics that distinguish bullying from its offline variety.
New anti-bullying computer game to promote cultural change in schools
Cyberbullying and the links between violent computer games and real-life violence are all too frequent headline topics
New Aussie laws do more to protect cyber bullying victims
Online bullying was for a long time merely frowned upon, but governments around the world are putting laws in place to protect people from online attacks
AVG: NZ teachers need online safety support...
"Today’s teachers are not only using the internet regularly as part of their lessons, they are increasingly having to deal with the wider issues it generates and quite often, without any formal training."
Parents in the dark over cyberbullying
Twice as many girls as boys are being bullied online according to a new study – but both sexes are being equally affected by cybercrime and/or negative online experiences.
Cyberbullying more common with girls
A survey of New Zealand schools finds girls are believed to be more likely to carry out cyberbullying.
Schools urged to ban Ask.fm
Schools are being urged to block social networking site Ask.fm following its links to cyber bullying of New Zealand students and the recent suicides of two British teenagers.
Teenage boys most monitored on Facebook
Latest findings show parents are more protective of boys than girls on social networking sites, especially during back-to-school seasons.
NetSafe calls for industry support over cyberbullying
NetSafe looks to find an internet age solution to the internet age problem of cyberbullying.
Google to fight YouTube bullies
Internet search engine wants to name names in a bid to stop YouTube comments abuse.
Use experience, not apps to deal with cyberbullying: expert
Cyberbullying is as real and as harmful as bullying in the real world, and online safety group NetSafe is taking steps to address the issue.