CyberSafety Conference 2005: Interview With Liz Butterfield


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09 September 2005


Liz Butterfield (Director & Founder, Internet Safety Group, New Zealand)



Liz Butterfield has managed this non-profit organisation since 1998.

The Internet Safety Group's NetSafe® Programme is New Zealand's national cybersafety education initiative. A primary focus of the ISG is on the safety of children and young people, but the scope of the group's work includes education for adults, parents, schools, businesses, government departments, city councils and community organisations. The ISG's website is

Liz co-authored the NetSafe Kit for Schools, which is best practice for all New Zealand schools and has recently been adapted by Becta for British schools as well.

Liz has given presentations in every region of New Zealand as well as in the US, Australia and Vanuatu; and has written articles for New Zealand, US and British publications. She was the Chair of the NetSafe II International Conference in Auckland in 2003 and is a member of the Conference Committee for Safety & Security in a Networked World: Balancing Cyber-rights & Responsibilities.

In 2003 she was given New Zealand's NetGuide Magazine's 'Living Legend'

award for her contribution to the Internet industry. Also in 2003, she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of her service to the community, especially her work on Internet safety.



cybersafety, safety, internet, software, cyber, security, rules, surfing, networking, cyber-rights, browsing, responsibilities, child, children, kid, online awareness, online safety


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