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Supporting Netsafety Week to help Kiwis protect themselves online

Vodafone is getting involved in Netsafety Week 2021 from July 26-30 to promote the positive power of the internet #Netsafetywk21

The internet has played a big part in keeping us connected over the past year – with data use on the Vodafone NZ network increasing 56% as Kiwis turned to technology to work, live and play remotely. As technology continues to play an even bigger part in our lives, it's important everyone knows how to stay safe online.

Vodafone is glad to be a support New Zealand's first ever Netsafety Week, running from 26-31 July, designed to Make Aotearoa Safer Online. Hosted by Netsafe, we agree it is vitally important New Zealanders know how to protect themselves in today's digital age.

Netsafety Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the safe and positive use of digital technology and to kōrero about the role we can all play in creating a better internet in our community.

To help keep your data safe online, here are some easy do's and don'ts:.

Don't

  • Share passwords or PINs
  • Give anyone your personal details, unless you’re very sure you know who they are
  • Publish your date of birth and address on any social media or online directory, if you can do without it
  • Click on links or unexpected attachments you don’t recognise

Do

  • Set complex passwords that are hard to guess
  • Change passwords regularly
  • Use secure Wi-Fi connections
  • Report lost or stolen phones straight away
  • Set up a PIN for your voicemail
  • Be cautious when sharing any personal information online via social media or other websites

For more information about protecting yourself from scams and frauds go to vodafone.co.nz/help/frauds-scams-and-safety/

Netsafe provides support for many internet issues including bullying, grooming, scams, stalking, image-based abuse and privacy breaches. You can get free advice and support seven days a week. Make a report online, email help@netsafe.org.nz or call 0508 NETSAFE (0508 638 723).

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