Cybersafety for an Indigenous Youth Population

by Te Rau Ora


The main focus of this report is to explore the current research relevant to providing better information for Māori whānau (family and families) about social media and the encouragement to be involved with their tamariki (children) in their internet use. Ultimately this study will contribute to the discussion on the prevention of cyberbullying and the prevention in “dear to die” or “risk adverse type games” through employing cybersafety strategies.

An international and national search for applicable documents discussing social media, cyberbullying and cyber safety strategies provides the foundation of this report. A broader examination describes the relationship of cyberbullying and suicide and more importantly strategies to address this concern on the global stage and in the Aotearoa (New Zealand) context. This report will also have a future focus in terms of tamariki and parents themselves contributing to the solutions.

Publication Details

ISBN978-1-877412-49-3 (electronic)
978-1-877412-50-9 ( print)
CITATIONMcClintock, K., McClintock, R., & Brown, T. (2016) Cybersafety for Indigenous Youth Population, Te Kīwai Rangahau, Te Rau Matatini.