What is available on the internet – and the challenges this presents – is constantly evolving and changing. It is important to keep up to date and current.
The NZ Police are specifically saying that parents and teens should know two things:
- Once a picture or video leaves your phone and is sent to someone else, it is out of your control.
- Someone can use that picture or video against you.
Below is a list of recommended websites and information that will be helpful in helping parishes, communities, and whanau understand what children and young people are having to navigate on the internet.
- Online Child Safety – NZ Police
- Online Safety for Parents – Netsafe (NZ): for advice, what to talk to young people about, and a plan to develop with your child/young person.
- Safe Network (NZ)
- Internet Safety – Kiwi Families (NZ)
- Keeping Your Kids Cyber Safe – Parenting Place (NZ)
- eSafety – How to Keep Kids Safe Online – Who Is Hosting This
- Resources – Netsmartz: A summary and information on the most used apps that can be dangerous for our children and young people. Their detailed tip sheets that are aimed at different groups of people and are really helpful. Very relevant to what the children and young people in NZ have access to, and what many are doing without adults realising.