Staying Safe Online
In Case of Online Negativity started as an idea from one of the founding members of Sticks ‘n Stones. Keryn wanted to create a readily accessible online version of Sticks ‘n Stones advocates that was free and relevant and would support young people to resolve online issues and understand the tools, support and services available.
Steps you can take to keep life online positive and prevent negativity.
Do you love everything digital? Now’s the time to use your tech knowledge – and perhaps your experiences of dealing with some tough situations online – to help your younger brother or sister and your friends.
Digital Compass is the only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future.
This guide has been created with the help of some of New Zealand’s favourite tech companies to help everyone enjoy the internet safely.
We all have times when we see someone say something online that we feel strongly about. When you care a lot about something it can be hard to know how to talk to someone about it without things getting overly heated. To help, we’ve put together our top four tips on how to disagree with someone respectfully online.
The Harmful Digital Communications Act (HDCA) was passed in 2015. It was introduced to deter, prevent and lessen the impact of harmful digital communications including online bullying, harassment, abuse and revenge porn. Here are some important things to know about the HDCA.
Relationships can be intense and sometimes it can be hard to know whether things that your partner is doing are normal.
Learn how to change the privacy settings on some of the leading social networks to control who can see what you post.
Your digital footprint is the trail of electronic breadcrumbs you leave behind as you use the internet and it’s important to manage it carefully.
This report presents the findings of a nationally representative study whose purpose was to explore the experiences, attitudes, and behaviours of New Zealand teens about digital communications including harm and/or distress.
Bullying and Harassment
Cyberbullying is bullying (social and verbal bullying and physical threats) that uses digital technology in some way.
Cyberbullying is when someone uses technology to send mean, threatening, or embarrassing messages to or about another person.
Bullying can make our online experience feel really negative, but there are things we can do.
Drama and gossip can feel like a part of life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If someone is bullying or harassing you online you can ask us for help and advice – no matter what your situation is.
Bullying can be tough to deal with. Find out how to deal with it and the help available.
There is a lot of talk about online bullying – but what is online bullying and why is it different than other types of bullying?
Bullying and life online: Since 2013, we have been doing bi annual surveys across the Central Otago region to find out more about the experiences and perceptions about bullying from other young people.
Having a laugh with your friends is a normal part of most friendships, but how do you know when the roast has gone too far? We’ve put together some tips so you can tell the difference.
Image based abuse (sometimes called ‘revenge porn’) is the name for the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.
Being bullied online can really knock your confidence and it can be hard to know how to get back to feeling normal again. We’ve put together some ideas of things you could try if you’re recovering from something hurtful that happened online.
Sometimes we do things and say things about other people online that we aren’t proud of, that we regret or that we know deep down isn’t right.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do to help a friend who is being bullied online. Here’s five ideas to get you started.
Attitudes around Bullying: Carrying on our Action research theme around gender; another group of Advocates organised boys focus groups, this time with Primary School students to explore attitudes around bullying.
Gender and time online: Three focus groups held with year 11-13 boys around Bullying, harm and time online.
Online Dating Advice
Social media vs Reality
Dating apps and websites can be a fun way to meet new people, but it’s important that you keep yourself safe while you swipe. Here’s our top tips for staying safe when using online dating websites and apps
How can you tell the difference between social media and reality? We’ve put together a few things worth thinking about if social media is getting you down.
Catfish and Doxxing
Doxxing (sometimes spelt ‘doxing’) is a type of online harassment where people share personal or identifying information about someone online without their consent.
Nudes and Sexting
Here’s some advice to help you if you’re thinking about sending a nude image, you’ve been asked to share a nude, you’ve received a nude or if you’ve shared a nude and something’s gone wrong.
Advice and guidance to help resolve problem sexting and revenge porn incidents.
Don’t be a Dick Nick Uh OK. What exactly is a Nick? Great question. To answer that, we need to look at some totally scientific dictionary definitions.
Sexting is sharing messages, images and videos which have a sexual element. For example, a picture of yourself not wearing anything.
Nudes seem to have become part of our everyday lives. Things can get pretty tricky so check out the options for some ideas.
Nudes and the sharing of nude images: Three focus groups held with year 11-13 boys around Nudes (or sexting in adult speak) to find out about attitudes and perceptions around the sending and sharing of Nude images.