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New Zealand Schools Online Safety Policy Guidance

The New Zealand Ministry of Education requires all schools and kura to develop and regularly review school policies. Policies form the foundations of a school’s operation and identify key obligations. They state a school’s commitment to providing safe learning environments for students and staff and inform school processes and procedures to ensure consistency. Linewize has put ...

 
digital citizenship | online safety
Progression of Online Safety Learning and Development for NZ Schools

With the release of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's National Education Learning Priorities, there is now a clear alignment of online safety, wellbeing and safe learning spaces, prioritising its development within schools and kura.

 
schools | online pornography | sexual assault | violence | consent
How online porn is fuelling sexual violence in our schools

It started with a simple question: “Have you or has anyone close to you experienced sexual assault from someone who went to an all-boys school?” 

 
Cyber Safety | New Zealand | Pornography | digital wellbeing
InternetNZ study uncovers concerns around student experiences online

Internet NZ has released findings from their New Zealand’s Internet Insights 2020 study, and New Zealanders are expressing real concern around young people and their experiences online.

 
remote learning | online safety | digital wellbeing
COVID crisis highlights need for greater focus on student online safety

Practically overnight, the pandemic forced our school communities to transition to new modes of teaching and learning. With remote instruction now firmly established as part of the new normal, student cyber safety has emerged as an urgent ...

 
Cyber Safety | wellbeing | well-being | online learning | community | parental engagement
Engaging your parent community in cyber safety, here are our 6 tips

2020 was a year that demonstrated how important the internet is to modern-day life. Across the world, it became our main workplaces, social spaces, and classrooms. With students spending more time at home and online, it meant more exposure ...

 
partner school program | wellbeing | digital wellbeing | News | whānau | ministry of education | families
School & family partnerships the key to addressing student wellbeing

The New Zealand Ministry of Education has stated the wellbeing of young people and partnerships between schools and families as key priorities. We discuss what this means for schools’ approaches to digital learning and student online ...

 
digital parenting | content filtering | school filtering | Education | digital wellbeing
A deep-dive into remote learning and how it can improve education

Post-COVID classrooms may never be quite the same, if Australian students get their way. Amid calls for more flexibility and greater use of online platforms, a renewed focus on student-centred learning may be the silver lining to the ...

 
distraction | remote learning | smartphones | wellbeing | hotspotting
Dealing with bad digital behaviours post lockdown

Research by the Gonski Institute for Education published in early 2020 suggested that the amount of time students are spending on digital technology inside and outside school is having a significant impact on both their classroom learning ...

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