NetSafe articles on cybersafety
Few could argue that online technologies have not had a substantial impact on the lives of all New Zealanders. But as we learn the skills we need to share, post, tag, and like online, there are rights and responsibilities that must be understood as well. The challenge for parents then is to become that knowledgeable guide, to be able to assist them, and to ensure that they are well prepared for their online experiences in the future.
The NetSafe Kit for Schools has been helping schools to build safer digital learning environments since its first iteration in 2001. Learn about our self-assessment framework that helps you measure your school’s progress towards developing a safe learning environment against key online safety and digital citizenship markers.
Our very own Advent Calendar has 24 pieces of yuletide cyber safety and security know-how with timely reminders on how to keep yourself and those around you safe online over the festive season
The NetSafe Kit for Schools sets out a comprehensive programme of cybersafety for New Zealand schools and covers key issues for staff, parents and students
Vodafone NZ have launched a new Android app called Guardian that offers parental controls for mobiles – we look at the options on all the major phones
NetSafe has established a series of cybersafety use agreements and policy documents for use within an ECE setting – download them here
Early childhood education providers are rapidly discovering the potential benefits technologies such as the internet, email and digital photography bring to children’s learning and development – the Kit helps ECE providers manage the associated risks
The Facebook safety team have produced a new guide to help users of the social network stay safe and avoid malware scams. Tips include logging in over https (SSL) and one time passwords when accessing the site from a borrowed computer
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