Report other harmful online content

Note: If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 111 now.

The Digital Safety Group at Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs investigates objectionable and restricted content in New Zealand, and unsolicited commercial electronic messages (spam emails, TXTs, fax). To report other online harms not referenced above, please see below.

Where can I report other harmful online content?

Anonymous reporting

  • To anonymously report a crime or issue that is not urgent, visit the Crime Stoppers website or call for free on 0800 555 111.

New Zealand Police

  • New Zealand Police investigates reports of online child sexual exploitation, hate crimes, and other cybercrimes. To report a crime or issue that is not urgent, report to Police by visiting the 105 website or call for free on 105. Otherwise, call 111.


  • NetSafe investigates reports of harmful online content, such as bullying and harassment, image-based abuse, self-harm or suicide, misinformation, and other online harms; visit the reporting section of their website.


  • To report cyber security issues – report via CERT NZ’s website or by calling for free on 0800 CERT NZ (0800 2378 69) Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm.

Privacy Commissioner

  • To report privacy breaches – complete a privacy complaint via the Privacy Commissioner’s website.