the code new zealand


We’re uniting tech firms to help ensure positive online experiences. In 2022, Netsafe and NZTech launched the Aotearoa New Zealand Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms, joined by tech firms Meta, Google, TikTok, Twitch and X (formerly Twitter). We are committed to reducing the risk of online content that may cause harm to New Zealanders.

The Code addresses key areas including bullying, child safety, disinformation, harassment, hate speech and misinformation with a mechanism for lodging complaints against breaches. Signatories pledge to uphold these standards, collaborating with authorities as needed.


The Code is guided by four core principles sourced in te ao Māori. These aim to serve the diverse internet user communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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The Code aims to ensure positive online experiences for all New Zealanders. Keep up to date with our latest online safety news, including harmful content, misinformation and social media.

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