August 10, 2022 digital learning | digital wellbeing | digital safeguarding | digital safety
Digital Safeguarding and Stress – How to spot silent sufferers before it impacts learning outcomes

Stress levels in independent school students have never been higher. An immense amount of pressure is felt by pupils competing to achieve the highest accolades. Immersed in cohorts of students all striving for the top, whether it’s to be ...

April 6, 2022 Cyber Safety | online safety | huggy wuggy | viral content
Cyber Safety Alert: Huggy Wuggy - What it is and how schools can respond

A razor-toothed teddy bear character, known as Huggy Wuggy, has been appearing in videos that could upset younger children. While there is no need for panic, police have been warning parents and schools to be vigilant of younger children ...

December 8, 2021 Cyber Safety | classroom management | schools | online safety | Policy
Co-constructing online safety agreements with students

Having students sign agreements around how they will use and not use online spaces and digital devices has long been common practice in schools/kura. Beyond simply being a ‘one size fits all’ tool for compliance, agreements about how ...

November 18, 2021 digital citizenship | online safety | curriculum
Including online safety in learning: NZ Curriculum

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.

November 3, 2021 Cyber Safety | Mobile Apps | classroom management | digital learning | e-learning
Managing the risks of e-learning resources in your school

E-learning resources offer schools/kura incredible opportunities to enhance student learning with an abundance of exciting applications and platforms to use. While the benefits are clear, it can be easy to overlook the risks of e-learning ...

October 22, 2021 digital wellbeing
What schools can learn from ‘The Facebook Files’

Over the course of the past month, the Wall Street Journal has published an investigative journalism series, The Facebook Files, revealing some of the serious harm the company’s products (including Facebook-owned Instagram) causes users ...

October 21, 2021 online safety | digital wellbeing | how-to | Policy
How to manage online incidents at your school

It doesn’t matter how proactive schools are in supporting young people to build the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to make safe and informed choices online, sometimes things happen that you can’t plan or anticipate.

October 20, 2021 digital wellbeing | School Manager | incident management | online incidents
Unpacking Online Incidents with User Journey

The impact of a harmful online incident on a student’s wellbeing can be significant, so it's important schools have solutions in place to help prevent harm and effectively manage online safety incidents.

August 31, 2021 how-to | community
Linewize by Family Zone expands to protect 9 million children

Tim Levy, Managing Director of Linewize by Family Zone shares the story of how our dedication to protecting children online made the difference in a highly competitive business acquisition.

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