At Netsafe LIVE events, our Education Advisors talk about the risks, challenges and opportunities of digital tech, and look at ways we can help young people to be safe online. There are sessions for school leaders, educators and parents, and we could be in your neighbourhood soon.

See the latest dates for Netsafe LIVE events.  

 Netsafe LIVE Sessions

Senior Leaders/Pastoral and e-Learning Leaders 

Learning and Leading in a Changing Landscape – a whole school approach to digital citizenship, online safety and wellbeing.

Schools are increasingly challenged by the complexities of preparing young people for the digital world. This session will explore seven key areas for strategic oversight of digital citizenship/online safety preparation and begin to use these to review current practices.

This is an opportunity for leaders and teachers to unpack and use the Netsafe Schools Review Tool and understand how this can be used to support schools to develop shared understandings around digital citizenship, prioritise what’s on top, and plan for next steps.

Teachers and Learning Partners 

Keeping it simple at the coalface – developing online safety, digital citizenship and wellbeing in the classroom.

One in four young people experience online challenges and whānau often look to the school for guidance. Schools need to offer safe digital spaces and we want to help our students to become citizens in our digital world – safe and effective use of technologies is best done in the context of powerful learning.

This interactive session will surface some of the challenges and opportunities for young people the online world provides and look at ways to develop ‘digital’ capabilities effectively across the curriculum. The session will offer a practical, familiar approach to inform curriculum planning in your school.

Parents and whānau 

Powerful Partnerships – working together to support young people as they navigate the online world.

Online safety for parents/whānau is more important than ever. As young people begin to spend more time online, it’s important that parents start to teach them how to stay safe. So, how do you get started? This session is for parents of kids of all ages – from preschool to teenagers.

This session will look at how parents/whānau can support and enable children and young people to navigate online opportunities, challenges and complexities.

Your Netsafe LIVE hosts

Pauline Spence – Netsafe Education Advisor @poohbearnz

Pauline has worked in education for over 20 years, both in NZ and internationally. While always a classroom teacher at heart, in recent years she’s worked on large school improvement projects, as well as leading the development of professional learning programmes for teachers and school leaders. Pauline thrives on working with educators to navigate the fast-evolving world of digital technology. At Netsafe, Pauline works with schools to create strategic approaches to online safety and digital citizenship, and advises on new products and services designed to help schools build a safe online culture.

Anjie Webster – Netsafe Education Advisor @Anjiiw

Anjie has worked in education for over 25 years, teaching across all school sectors from ECE to Secondary. She has held a variety of leadership roles across her career, and completed her M.Ed., with a focus on young people and the supports available to help them navigate challenges and opportunities online. At Netsafe, Anjie works with schools to create strategic approaches to online safety and digital citizenship, and advises on new products and services designed to help schools build a safe online culture.

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