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Online Safety stories
Internet infrastructure strained as demand for servers surges 30%
Internet service providers are extending data caps to meet the newfound reliance on the network, however, some experts express uncertainty concerning internet infrastructure’s ability to keep up with the rapidly growing demand.
Hands-on review: Norton Security gets the safety and freedom balance right
The folks at Norton understand that there are those of use that like to walk on the wild side. But even a seasoned Internet adventurer like myself likes a degree of protection.
ESET launches campaign to make the internet safer for children
ESET has launched its Safer Kids Online campaign, which is designed to improve education around child safety online for both parents and their children.
It's hard talking to children about online safety, parents say
Some parents may be worried about what their children are doing online, but they don’t talk to their children enough about the issue.
People and data privacy: The insights (and contradictions)
39% of people would take money in exchange for giving a stranger complete access to their private data online.
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.
Eight ways to empower children to use the internet safely
Kids are great at consuming content online – but they’re not aware of risks like viruses, cyberbullying, unwanted contact by strangers, data privacy and inappropriate content.
Beyond lock and key: Securing the smarthome
It’s important to understand how smarthome technologies work and what they’re fully capable of.
Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.
You don't have a golden ticket: Why Viagogo is a massive 'no-no'
How much power does New Zealand have to stop a multinational 'deviant' from operating in our country?
Personalisation more important than privacy for Gen Z
Gen Z doesn’t just use the internet to connect them, entertain them, sell to them, and build their digital brand, they expect it to.
The online content that gives Kiwis concern
InternetNZ has released a report that shows the things we are worried about, and where we might be going wrong.
AU businesses less cybersecurity confident than global peers
A new report reveals companies around the world could incur US$5.2 trillion in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years due to cybercrime.
Competition: Help Kiwi kids celebrate the good side of the internet
Trend Micro’s What’s Your Story? Is a fun poster competition for kids aged between 5-12 years. They can design a poster that reflects the good side of the internet in whatever creative ways they come up with.
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.
This app can tell if your Wi-Fi is 'NetStinky'
A researcher at the University of Waikato has created a ‘NetStinky’ way of telling whether your home internet network has been breached.
Back to the basics: Five ways to stay safe online
Phishing attacks or social-engineering attacks are on the rise, where cybercriminals trick people into divulging details and participating in scams.
Kiwi kids and parents work together to create a safer internet
Trend Micro has started an initiative to reframe some of the negative connotations around internet safety.
NZ Commerce Commission warns consumers to stay away from dodgy ticket site
The Commission is investigating Viagogo and to date has received 228 complaints about the website.
Google launches gamified digital citizenship programme
"Be Internet Awesome provides materials educators and parents can use to help students learn about online safety in a fun and engaging way."
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."
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.
Facebook clamps down on bullying with updated Safety Centre
“People come to Facebook to share their stories, see the world through the eyes of others and connect with friends and family."
Microsoft going strong in mission to help users stomp out hate speech
Microsoft is continuing to crack down on hate speech and is making it easier for people to report it, the company reports.