You may have seen or heard mention of a disturbing clip which has gone viral on Tik Tok.

Netsafe are working on removing the clip from sites where possible.

We have been informed by the Ministry that some students across New Zealand have been watching it and have had very upsetting reactions.

We are also concerned about the content and would like to share the following information provided by Netsafe.

For now, we recommend that students are being made aware not to share or view the footage as it can be highly distressing content. Our Netsafe webpage has information about helping tamariki exposed to upsetting content that you may find useful. We have also provided some support lines for students and staff if they need to reach out for support below.

  • Need to talk -. Free call or text on 1737 and there is support available 24 hours a day
  • 0800 What’s Up – Available Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm Sat/Sun 3pm-11pm on 0800 942 8787
  • Lifeline – call on (0800 543 354) or text HELP (4357) for confidential support.

This content can have an impact beyond those immediately engaged with it. We recommend that having regular, open conversations at home around online safety is important to help young people navigate the myriad of digital challenges they will experience.

You can read more on the Netsafe parental control advice page here. There is an option to switch to Safe Search when using Google search or alternatively, you can consider looking into this article to block Google images without blocking Google search.

This staying safe online guide and some of our printed resources may be useful.