We first introduced a review process – in the form of the Netsafe Kit – in 2000, revising it four times up to 2011. This new Digital Citizenship Capability Review Tool, developed in 2017 by our Education Advisors, reflects a growing understanding of the way digital citizenship is central to effective learning and wellbeing, as well as the importance of evaluation in school and Community of Learning transformation.

About the tool

The purpose of the tool is to help schools, kura and Communities of Learning decide

  • how well they are proactively planning for digital citizenship and online safety; and
  • what is needed next in terms of processes, strategies, planning and resourcing related to digital citizenship, online safety, and student wellbeing.

The tool will help to generate a ‘snapshot’ using indicators and examples of effective practice for schools/Communities of Learning to consider what ‘next steps’ and development are needed.

The tool reflects our commitment to working within Māori-medium, as well as English-medium, settings. The indicators in the tool, together with supporting materials will continue to evolve as new research and evaluation findings emerge. The direction for learning that is set out in The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa for schools and kura was used to inform the intent of the Netsafe Digital Citizenship Capability Review Tool. This tool also draws on the ERO School Evaluation Indicators (2016) and the Wellbeing for Success Framework (ERO).

Getting started

Before using the tool, it’s useful to read through the introduction and instructions document below.

If you have questions about using the tool at any time during the process, please feel free to email our Education Advisors at education@netsafe.org.nz

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