October 7, 2022 teens on social media | self-harm | bullying | online gaming | mental health | suicide | Gaming | depression | at-risk students | School internet monitoring | wellbeing | cyberbullying | well-being | digital wellbeing | Social Media | digital safeguarding

World Mental Health Day 2022

The 10th of October marks World Mental Health Day, which aims to promote mental health and wellbeing as a global priority.

 
November 24, 2020 Cyber Safety | wellbeing | well-being | online learning | community | parental engagement
Engaging your parent community in cyber safety, here are our 6 tips

The last few years have 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 ...

 
November 18, 2020 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 ...

 
September 16, 2020 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 ...

 
September 1, 2020 self-harm | mental health | suicide | wellbeing
Student Self-harm: Warning signs, risks & school responses

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July 8, 2020 Cyber Safety | Education | wellbeing | cyberbullying | digital wellbeing
A National Framework for Online Safety Education

A comprehensive national framework for online safety education is overdue, say a growing consensus of educators - and a new report commissioned by Australia's eSafety Commissioner provides a detailed blueprint for constructing it.

 
December 11, 2019 school holidays | Screen time | Excessive Device Usage | Pornography | Education | wellbeing
What your students may be doing online during the summer holidays

Almost half of Australia’s school children attempted to access pornography during the 2018-19 Christmas school holidays, according to data collected by Family Zone.

 
July 20, 2019 Screen time | screens in school | classroom management | digital citizenship | mental health | sleep | digital learning | Duty of Care | play | wellbeing
The case against a blanket phone ban

Calls for banning smartphones in schools are being heard right around the world, following the recent lead of France and Albania. But what's the case for the other side?

 
July 20, 2019 Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | mental health | smartphones | wellbeing | primary school | Social Media
Mental health crisis in primary years linked to screen-time, social media

Primary school kids as young as five are self-harming, acting out and suffering from mood disorders at unheard-of rates - and social media and smartphones are being identified as a major contributing factor.

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