Harassment & bullying
Your local Community Law Centre can provide free initial legal advice and information.
This is the website of the government’s “Victims Centre”. The site provides links to a range of services available to help victims deal with the practical and emotional effects of the crime, at each stage of the criminal and youth justice process.
Phone: 0800 650 654
Human Rights Commission
“Sexual harassment” (guide)
This short guide is available on the Commission’s website, at:
Phone: 0800 496 877
The Human Rights Commission website has information about your rights if you’re racially harassed, at:
Harassment and bullying in the workplace
The Worksafe New Zealand website has information and guidance about workplace bullying:
Phone: 0800 UTHLAW (0800 884 529)
YouthLaw provides free legal advice for young people throughout New Zealand. Their website provides great information for young people about the law around harassment and bullying.
Ministry of Justice
Applying for a Harmful Digital Communications Order
This has information about applying to a District Court judge for a “take down” order or other type of action when you’ve suffered serious emotional distress because of cyberbullying:
Help with online bullying, abuse and harassment
Go www.netsafe.org.nz for free and confidential help if you’ve been bullied, abused or harassed online. NetSafe has been appointed by the government to be a free information service and complaints agency under the Harmful Digital Communications Act.
This police webpage lists a number of phone counselling services and websites that can help. (Note that the “No bully” website itself no longer exists.)