Posts Tagged ‘Netsafe’

Reports of harmful digital communication have increased 24 per cent in a year – Netsafe

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Netsafe says more and more people are reporting bad online experiences, but not all of them are covered by current legislation. It has seen a 24 percent increase in harmful digital communication reports, according to data released in the leadup to the organisation’s online safety week. But when they concern hate speech or bullying and Read more

Scammers targeting church ministers’ email

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Parishoner vigilance is needed after recent incidences of scammers impersonating church ministers are causing concern to the ministers and the recipients of the bogus emails. Stuff reports, 11 November, that the scammer created a similar email address to Timaru Presbyterian minister, Reverend Rory Grant (pictured) and asked recipients to buy gift vouchers for a non-existent Read more

St Bede’s College stands down four cyber-bullies

Friday, May 24th, 2013

“God willing they’re going to learn from it,” is the reaction of St Bede’s College, rector, Justin Boyle to four year 10 boys who have been stood down for cyber-bullying. Boyle said cyber-bullying is even more insidious because the younger generation is on the whole far more adept in their use of technology than parents Read more

Parents – Act early on concerns about children’s online activity

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Parents should address concerns about their children’s online activity “early and without fear” – says an internet safety expert who was a speaker at NetSafe’s conference “Our community: Our challenge” which took place in Wellington this week. However, it is important for parents “not to overreact, to try to calm down a little bit, and Read more

Justice for bullied bus monitor?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The concept of justice is a tricky one to grasp in this age of innumerable platforms for user-generated content on the internet. I’ve watched in fascination at the many responses that have been spawned by the ‘Bullied Bus Monitor’ story that’s been developing over the past few weeks, each with their own interpretation of justice. Read more