Netsafe Schools Tiers

The Netsafe Schools programme comprises three tiers. These tiers act as signposts to guide a school’s progress and illustrate their growth in online safety competencies. The tiers are:

  1. Beginning – Te Kākano: This tier reflects a commitment to creating a safer online learning environment.
  2. Growing – Tipu ma toro: This tier reflects a pro-active approach to online safety, citizenship and wellbeing initiatives.
  3. Mature – Te Puāwaitanga: These schools have met the Growing – Tipu ma toro expectations and are willing to share their practices to help other schools and kura. Schools nominate themselves for this tier and Netsafe will announce the recipients twice a year [hyperlink to webform with content for this tier].

Any school or kura that completes the Netsafe Schools Review Tool automatically becomes a Netsafe School, with the outcomes from the review determining the tier accreditation.

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Helps schools review their online safety, citizenship and wellbeing practices.


Access Netsafe Schools Surveys: Helps schools understand what their community think and know about online safety

Netsafe Schools: Beginning / Te Kākano

Complete a Netsafe Schools Review Tool to become a Netsafe School


Access Netsafe Schools Badges and Welcome Toolkit

Access Netsafe Schools Planner

Identifies key actions and provides resources to help schools develop their online safety, digital citizenship and wellbeing practices.


Access Netsafe Schools resources

Reassess Netsafe Schools Review Tool

Schools can assess their progress and potentially reach the next tier.


Access Netsafe Schools Surveys: Schools can resurvey their community to understand the changes

Netsafe Schools: Growing / Tipu ma tora

Growth recognised


Access Netsafe Schools Badges and Welcome Toolkit

Access Netsafe Schools Planner

Identifies key actions and provides resources to help schools develop their online safety, digital citizenship and wellbeing practices.


Access Netsafe Schools resources

Nurture other schools

Share practices to help other schools and kura improve

 

Netsafe Schools: Mature / Te Puāwaitanga

Schools nominate themselves for this tier. Netsafe announces recipients


Access Netsafe Schools Badges and Welcome Toolkit

FAQs

How can I move to the next tier?
The Netsafe Schools Planner enables you to select the areas you identify as online safety priorities and then directs you to the actions that will influence positive change. When you’re comfortable you’ve implemented the changes in your plan, you can undertake another Netsafe Schools Review to assess your progress and potentially reach the next tier.

How long will I remain at the tier I’m assigned to after the Netsafe Schools Review Tool?
A school is assigned to this tier for a year, however schools can complete a Netsafe School Review at any time to reflect significant changes in their online safety practice which may have an impact on their tier status. Netsafe will provide schools with a review of their current tier status every 3 months.

What happens if I don’t complete a new Netsafe Schools Review at the end of the year?
The Netsafe Schools membership will last for a year from the time a school completes a Netsafe Schools Review. A school will need to undertake a new Netsafe Schools Review to retain their tier status.

What happens if I complete a Netsafe Schools Review Tool in the middle of the year?
The Netsafe Schools membership will last for a year from the time a school completes a Netsafe Schools Review. A school will be able to access their Netsafe Schools badge with the year they qualify on it and one for the duration of their membership for the next year.

Acknowledgement

Te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu o te rākau – The way in which the young sapling is nurtured (bent), determines how the tree will grow.

  • Te Kākano- The seedling, nurtured, loved and cared for.
  • Tipu ma toro- From the seed, it grows and prospers.
  • Te Puāwaitanga- It blooms, flourishes and displays its strength in its maturity.