New Zealand trip shows bullying, online safety issues aren’t limited by geographical boundaries

Delight Roberts, senior online safety strategist for Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, recently returned from nearly two months in New Zealand working with NetSafe, that country’s “premier Internet safety organization,” essentially a “9-1-1 hotline for all things … Internet-related,” Roberts writes in a blog post.

What Roberts heard repeatedly “from colleagues, parents, regulators and the general New Zealand public was that online bullying and the effects of harmful online content are concerns this island nation shares with many others (parents, consumers) across the globe.”

Microsoft has created several resources for parents, teachers and child caregivers to deal with these issues. To learn more, read Roberts’ entire post on Microsoft on the Issues.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff