ICON (In Case of Online Negativity)

ICON (In Case of Online Negativity) has been developed, designed and tested by teenagers from all across New Zealand.   Available through any web browser at www.icon.org.nz  it is a clear, easy to use web tool to help teens explore options and troubleshoot online negativity-from nudes, to cyberbullying as well as hate & abuse and practical tips for taking charge of your time online. ICON has been co-designed with and driven by young people to be a tool that gives young people honest, practical and relatable strategies.

The average teen spends at least two hours online every day and most of the time this is positive. ICON provides a non-judgmental, easy and intuitive option when things do go wrong; so that decisions can be made to move forward and get on with life.

ICON is a starting point for teens experiencing online negativity, who are not sure where to go for help or where to start.

It is not an alternative or replacement for the incredible services already available throughout NZ. ICON points you in the direction of the tools and services that are available (that you might not know about).