Most of us use the internet daily in our professional and personal lives to find information, email others and participate in social networking. New Zealanders also love buying and selling online, and enjoy the convenience of online banking.
But there are risks and challenges in taking part in the online world. It's important to be aware of the risks and take steps to protect yourself and your family. The following privacy tips aim to raise awareness about some of the risks and offer some practical tips to keep you and your family safe.
It's important to secure your computer from online attacks with up to date security software, browsing software and a secure internet connection.
Taking part in the online world often involves sharing your personal information in exchange for services. It's important you are cautious about what information you give out about yourself.
Children can be exposed to unsuitable content online or be the focus of bullying or contact by strangers with harmful intent.