Net safety guidelines

Netsafe has just launched its new “Get set up for safety” guides, tailored specifically for older adults in Aotearoa.

Created together with Chorus, the collection of user-friendly resources includes printable booklets, pamphlets and videos covering essential online safety advice and practical  instructions. They are designed to help older adults make the most of being online, safely.

Find out more about: 

  • How to spot a scam
  • Staying connected on social media
  • Securing your devices
  • User-friendly device settings
  • Safer shopping, banking, and investing online
  • Online safety glossary of commonly used terms

The guidance covers essential online safety topics, including: Surprise, Control, Access, Money, Stop and seek support = SCAMS. Learn how to prevent being scammed with this simple acronym.

All resources will be freely available to read, download, or print out, directly from the Netsafe website at

While there is a significant amount of information within the resources, they are designed to be kept on hand as a reference. In addition to safety and security advice that applies to everyone, there are some basic ‘how-to’ instructions aimed at those older adults who are not confident using digital technology.

Visit Netsafe’s website to explore more online safety advice and don’t forget to share these valuable resources with your whānau and friends!

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