Netsafe LIVE events are free online safety events for schools and parents.  Netsafe’s Education Advisors talk about the risks, challenges and opportunities of digital tech, and look at ways we can support young people to make safe, informed choices online.

Each event offers 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 – Approaches to developing online safety, digital citizenship, and wellbeing across the school.

Schools are increasingly challenged by the complexities of preparing young people for the digital world, providing safe digital environments for learning and teaching and the need to prepare students for the world they engage in right now, both offline and online.

This session will explore ways that leaders can engage areas of the school in initiatives and ways to develop safe practices, online citizenship, and wellbeing. We will look at the management of online incidents and the Harmful Digital Communications Act, unpack and use the Netsafe Schools Review Tool, and begin planning for next steps. Knowledge and information pertinent to leaders about our young people in NZ, sourced from Netsafe’s research team, will be woven through the session.

Teachers and Learning Partners 

Safe and Smart Online – Developing safe, confident, informed and responsible online citizens in the classroom context

One in four young people experience online challenges and whānau often look to their school for guidance.  As digital technology is a key part of many learning environments, schools play a pivotal role in helping young people develop the skills, knowledge, and values needed to help become citizens in a digital world.

This session will look at online challenges and opportunities students face, and discuss ways to develop ‘digital’ capabilities across the curriculum. We will unpack the Harmful Digital Communications Act, address how to respond to online incidents, identify familiar frameworks to inform classroom approaches, and a look at resources and tools to support you in class.

Parents and Whānau 

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

Online safety for parents and whānau is more important than ever. As young people and children begin to spend more time online, it’s important that parents help them build their knowledge of the online environment and develop emotional and social capabilities to help them make safe and responsible choices when they are online.

So, how do you get started? This session looks at how parents and whānau can support children and young people to navigate online opportunities, challenges and complexities.

 

Your Netsafe LIVE host

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.

 

If you have questions about the event please get in touch by emailing education@netsafe.org.nz or click here to register.

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