Sendbird unveils Advanced Moderation for enhanced safety in online communities
Sendbird has introduced Advanced Moderation, a hybrid system that enhances online community safety by merging human judgement with automated measures.
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
Harmful online content cases have surged by 292% during the pandemic, according to a new study by Report Harmful Content.
TechnologyOne to pay $5.2m to 'bullied, misled & betrayed' ex employee
Former TechnologyOne employee awarded $5.2m in damages in landmark bullying and unlawful dismissal case. Chair Adrian Di Marco penalised.
Feeling lonely online? Share a pic of your pet, says psychologist
New app counters social media gloom with pet pics to boost mental health & mood. #PedigreeApp #Positivity.
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
11% of New Zealand adults have been targeted by online hate speech, with 60% experiencing emotional and behavioural effects, according to a report by Netsafe. The research, the first of its kind in the country, highlighted that minority ethnic groups, males and those with disabilities were more likely to be targeted. The study also found that online hate speech was most frequently directed at individuals' religion, followed by political views, appearance, race and ethnicity. Future research is recommended to explore ways to prevent or stop online hate speech.
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.
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
Trend Micro releases new parental control features to protect children from cyberbullies and monitor internet usage.
Kiwis are concerned about how cyberbullying and fake news could affect their lives
Two-thirds of New Zealanders are concerned about misleading information online, with fears of fake news up 13% since last year, says research by InternetNZ.
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
Netsafe receives over 900 online bullying complaints in six months, with misconceptions about their services arising.
Cyberbullying affects many Kiwi kids, how can you help?
This week, Netsafe is reminding people that bullying isn't just a playground issue, as it receives hundreds of complaints of online bullying.
It's Bullying-Free NZ Week, help your students speak out
Bullying Free NZ Week begins today, encouraging schools to tackle bullying and promote student wellbeing.
New e-resources equip NZ teachers to help stop bullying
Bullying-Free NZ week begins next Monday with a refreshed website offering new resources for schools and whanau.
Students can tell Wagbot about their problems at school
A new chatbot, Wagbot, has been launched to help students and parents in New Zealand with school problems. The bot uses AI to learn and provide advice.
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?
More than half of NZ high school students unsupervised online outside school, says University of Auckland study.
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
More New Zealand parents worry about their children being bullied online than on a playground, according to a report from Norton by Symantec.