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Cybersecurity
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.
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Cyberbullying
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."
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Cyber-stalking
'Stalkerware': The new name for spying tools & online harrassment
The term ‘stalkerware’ is something that most people may not be aware of, but it’s dangerous enough that a group of cybersecurity providers have banded together to do something about it.
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Cyberbullying
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.
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Cyberbullying
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."
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Twitter
#Spamnomore: Twitter's new features hand quality control back to you
Twitter is handing control back to its users with new two features that will screen out unwanted content - and unwanted users.
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Online harrassment
Kiwi students continue to receive unwanted sexual material via mobile phone and the internet
“Strategies are needed to keep children and young people sexually safe.”
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Social Media
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.”
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Cyberbullying
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,”