THE NETSAFE KIT FOR SCHOOLS

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Teacher confidence survey

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Community Digital Citizenship Survey. Preview Questions

  • 1. How many devices are there in your home that can connect to the internet?
  • 1. No devices
  • 2. 1-3
  • 3. 4-6
  • 4. 7 or more
  • 2. How many gaming devices are there in your home? (Things like Play Station, Nintendo DS, XBox, etc.)
  • 1. None
  • 2. 1
  • 3. 2
  • 4. 3 or more
  • 3. How many "Smartphones" are there in your house? (A smartphone is one that can check email, connect to the internet, install "apps", etc. For example Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Nokia Lumia)
  • 1. None
  • 2. 1
  • 3. 2
  • 4. 3 or more
  • 4. In your home, who is "in charge" of online safety and security for the devices that connect to the internet?
  • 1. No single person, we all take responsibility.
  • 2. Me or another adult in the household
  • 3. One of the children in the household
  • 4. Another person from outside of the household (e.gg Friend, relative, service company, ISP)
  • 5. Thinking of ALL the young people (who are at school) that live at home with you, how long on average do they spend online each day?
  • 1. Less than 1 hour
  • 2. 1-2 hours
  • 3. 3-4
  • 4. 5 or more
  • 6. How are you connected to the internet at home?
  • 1. We don't connect to the internet at home.
  • 2. We have a dial-up connection
  • 3. We have a broadband connection
  • 4. We have a fibre (Ultra-Fast Broadband) Connection
  • 5. We have 3G/4G connection
  • 6. We use our cell phones
  • 7. I don't know / Would rather not say
  • 7. Please read the statements below and say which ones you agree or disagree with:
  • 1. It is important for me to have access to the internet at home
  • 2. It is important for my children to have access to the internet at home
  • 3. Doing things online makes life easier
  • 4. The Internet is a valuable tool for learning
  • 5. The Internet is mainly used for entertainment
  • 8. Using the scale below, please indicate how concerned you are by each of the online challenges listed here:
  • 1. Child predators online
  • 2. Identity theft
  • 3. Loss of privacy
  • 4. Computer security(Viruses and malware etc.)
  • 5. Online scams and fraud
  • 6. Bullying & harassment
  • 7. Access to pornography
  • 8. Copyright infringement
  • 9. Internet overuse / addiction
  • 9. Please choose the answer that best fits your feelings about each one of the statements below:
  • 1. I feel technology has an important part to play in learning
  • 2. I understand how my school uses technology for learning
  • 3. I know what my school is trying to achieve in its use of ICT in the classroom
  • 4. I have the opportunity to have my say in the way technology is used at our school
  • 5. Our school consults with me before it makes changes to its ICT policy or begins a new ICT project
  • 6. I have read my school's ICT use agreement. I understood it and signed it with / on behalf of my child.
  • 10. Is your home computer protected from online threats?
  • 1. Yes it is
  • 2. No, it isn't
  • 3. I don't know if it is or not
  • 11. Which of the following do you use on your home computer:
  • 1. Anti-Virus software
  • 2. Anti-spyware software
  • 3. Automatic updates
  • 4. A firewall
  • 12. Where or who do you turn to for advice about keeping you and your family safe online?
  • 1. Family and friends
  • 2. Consultants or technicians
  • 3. The internet (e.g. NetSafe website)
  • 4. Personal knowledge
  • 5. Work colleague
  • 6. Magazines
  • 7. I'm not sure
  • 8. No-one
  • 13. Please choose the answer that best fits your feelings about each one of the statements below:
  • 1. I use the Internet for work related activities
  • 2. I use the Internet for personal activities
  • 3. If I experienced an online safety issue, I would know what to do to resolve it
  • 14. How much do you feel you know about keeping yourself safe online?
  • 1. I know a lot
  • 2. I know something about keeping safe online, but I'm not an expert
  • 3. I know a little about online safety
  • 4. I don't know very much at all
  • 5. I don't know / can't answer
  • 15. Please select the response that best reflects how you feel about each of the following statements related to helping young people online:
  • 1. I am confident about effectively supporting my children with important online safety issues
  • 2. I am aware of what my children are doing online while they are in my house
  • 3. My children discuss their online activity with me
  • 16. Have you ever had a problem with online safety at home that involved your children?
  • 1. Yes
  • 2. No
  • 3. I don't know
  • 17. Would you like to add a comment?
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Student Digital Citizenship Survey. Preview Questions

  • 1. What year are you in at school?
  • 1.  6
  • 2.  7
  • 3.  8
  • 4.  9
  • 5.  10
  • 6.  11
  • 7.  12
  • 8.  13
  • 9.  5
  • 2. Are you:
  • 1.  Female
  • 2.  Male
  • 3.  I'd rather not say
  • 3. Do you have access to the internet at home?
  • 1.  Yes
  • 2.  No
  • 3.  I don't know
  • 4.  I'd rather not say
  • 4. Do you remember signing an Internet Use Agreement at school?
  • 1.  Yes
  • 2.  No
  • 5. How many hours per week roughly do you spend on each of these activities:
  • 1.  Communication (Talking, chatting, txting)
  • 2.  Research for school related work
  • 3.  Surfing the web for personal interests
  • 4.  Posting things online
  • 5.  Online banking
  • 6.  Making new friends / meeting new people
  • 7.  Trading online (Making purchases eg TradeMe, eBay, Asos)
  • 8.  Playing games
  • 9.  Listening to music OR watching video
  • 10.  File sharing
  • 6. Please select the response that best describes your experience with the following challenges online in the past year:
  • 1.  Been the target of cyberbullying
  • 2.  Scams / fraud
  • 3.  Viewed content what was bad
  • 4.  Approached online by strangers
  • 5.  Spending so much time online that it negatively impacted other things
  • 6.  My computer got a virus or malware
  • 7.  Posted something or used some information that you later found out to be false or wrong
  • 8.  Posted information that you knew was wrong
  • 9.  Been involved in an argument/ fight / drama publically online (i.e. Not via private or txt message)
  • 7. Thinking of any of the negative experiences you had online, can you tell us how you resolved them, and how this impacted you?
  • 1.  Nothing
  • 2.  Technical solutions
  • 3.  Got help from friends
  • 4.  Got help from whanau/family
  • 5.  Got help from school staff
  • 6.  Got help elsewhere
  • 8. Thinking of another of the negative experiences you had online (different from the one in the last question), can you tell us how you resolved it, and how this impacted you?
  • 1.  Nothing
  • 2.  Technical solutions
  • 3.  Got help from friends
  • 4.  Got help from whanau/family
  • 5.  Got help from school staff
  • 6.  Got help elsewhere
  • 9. In the past year I have:
  • 1.  Bullied someone
  • 2.  Shared or copied music or movies that I thought were protected by copyright
  • 3.  Been involved in "trolling"
  • 4.  Shared other peoples pictures without their permission
  • 5.  Set all my stuff to private
  • 6.  Defended somebody online
  • 7.  Helped a friend who was having difficulty online
  • 10. Look closely at the images below and select which one you think is real:
  • 1.  Image A
  • 2.  Image B
  • 3.  Image C
  • 4.  Image D
  • 11. In the last question, why did you choose that image as the real one?
  • 1.  I've seen it before, and I know it's real OR I've seen the others and I know that they are fake
  • 2.  The others are obvious fakes
  • 3.  I can tell the others have been Photoshoped /altered
  • 4.  If you think about it, it is the only one that could be real
  • 5.  I don't know / Just guessed
  • 12. Look at the statements below and tick any that apply to you:
  • 1.  I have used privacy settings to make sure that only my friends can see the stuff I post online
  • 2.  In the last year, I have decided not to use a website or service because of the information they were asking for
  • 3.  I have deleted or edited a post I have written in the past
  • 4.  I have asked someone else to remove a post containing information about me or someone I know
  • 5.  I have cleared my cookies or browser history recently
  • 6.  In the last year, I have used a "temporary" (not my usual) username or email address online
  • 7.  I don't mind if people I don't know see the stuff I post online
  • 13. I am confident about dealing with problems when I am online:
  • 1.  Strongly agree
  • 2.  Agree
  • 3.  Disagree
  • 4.  Strongly disagree
  • 5.  I don't know
  • 14. I am confident about helping my friends deal with their problems online:
  • 1.  Strongly agree
  • 2.  Agree
  • 3.  Disagree
  • 4.  Strongly disagree
  • 5.  I don't know
  • 15. Is there anything you would like to add?
  • 1.  
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Teacher Confidence with Digital Citizenship Survey. Preview Questions

  • 1. I am confident about effectively supporting my students on important online safety issues.
  • 1. Strongly agree
  • 2. Agree
  • 3. Disagree
  • 4. Strongly disagree
  • 5. I don't know
  • 2. I am confident I know about how my students' whānau and family feel about ICT in learning.
  • 1. Strongly agree
  • 2. Agree
  • 3. Disagree
  • 4. Strongly disagree
  • 5. I don't know
  • 3. The whānau and family of my students are largely unaware of student cybersafety issues.
  • 1. Strongly agree
  • 2. Agree
  • 3. Disagree
  • 4. Strongly disagree
  • 5. I don't know
  • 4. The whānau and family of my students have safety concerns that limit the use of ICT in learning at school or home.
  • 1. Strongly agree
  • 2. Agree
  • 3. Disagree
  • 4. Strongly disagree
  • 5. I don't know
  • 5. My students' family and whānau have been effectively supported to understand the school's guidelines for acceptable use of ICT.
  • 1. Strongly agree
  • 2. Agree
  • 3. Disagree
  • 4. Strongly disagree
  • 5. I don't know
  • 6. My students understand school ICT use agreements.
  • 1. Strongly agree
  • 2. Agree
  • 3. Disagree
  • 4. Strongly disagree
  • 5. I don't know
  • 7. Students have been actively involved in determining what appropriate ICT use looks like at my school.
  • 1. Strongly agree
  • 2. Agree
  • 3. Disagree
  • 4. Strongly disagree
  • 5. I don't know
  • 8. People in my school have supported me to effectively bring respectful and ethical use of ICT (by students) into my teaching programme.
  • 1. Strongly agree
  • 2. Agree
  • 3. Disagree
  • 4. Strongly disagree
  • 5. I don't know
  • 9. Authentic learning and teaching opportunities in my school are enabled/restricted by:
  • 1. Internet filtering
  • 2. My school's ICT network administration
  • 3. ICT Use agreements
  • 10. I have the confidence to successfully support my students to manage these online safety issues:
  • 1. Cyberbullying (including txt-bullying)
  • 2. Exposure to sexual material (either wanted or unwanted exposure)
  • 3. Time Management Problems (e.g. being tired at school because of ICT-use at home)
  • 4. Being scammed or defrauded (e.g. phishing, phone scams, etc.)
  • 5. Managing privacy and digital footprints online (e.g. the permanence of information online and privacy settings)
  • 6. Sexual harassment (e.g. from peers or adults)
  • 7. Meeting new people face to face in an unsafe way
  • 11. I can assess my student's knowledge on the range of online safety issues that are relevant to them.
  • 1. Strongly agree
  • 2. Agree
  • 3. Disagree
  • 4. Strongly disagree
  • 5. I don't know
  • 12. This question is the same as the first question of the survey. We're asking it again to see if your response has changed after doing this survey.

    I'm confident about effectively supporting my students on important online safety issues.
  • 1. Strongly agree
  • 2. Agree
  • 3. Disagree
  • 4. Strongly disagree
  • 5. I don't know
  • 13. Would you like to add any comments?(This question may have been replaced by a school specific question when the survey was set up. See the survey analysis page to confirm the actual text)

In the past decade there have been significant changes to technology and the way it is used in New Zealand schools. This has presented new challenges for educators in creating an environment where teachers and students are confident in the safe and secure use of technologies.

With the increasing availability of ultra-fast broadband in New Zealand, schools will face a more complex technical environment that demands an appropriate approach to online safety.

Ongoing staff and student education programmes are fundamental to keep pace with changing technology use in schools. Students need to be supported to build skills and knowledge to effectively manage challenge in cyberspace. Educators need to increase their capability to guide young people in building their own skills in keeping safe online.

This guidance is vital in young peoples acquisition of skills, but guidance is only effective when the guides themselves feel confident and capable enough to be able to assess the benefits and challenges of online activities and provide the appropriate support where needed.

The Kit's Teacher confidence survey has been designed to assess the level of confidence that educators have to provide this support to young people. It will provide a snapshot of the levels of confidence that a staff body has in this area, and the report that NetSafe will provide will give your school a comparison with national baseline data to give you an indication of areas that may require particular focus.This data can be used as a benchmark to measure the effectiveness of professional learning initiatives in these particular areas (See Kit steps 3 & 5)

You can preview the survey questions here, or if you are already a survey administrator, you can set up a teacher confidence survey for your school from the survey admin tools.