Netsafe Schools Review Tool

The Netsafe Schools Review Tool helps schools review their online safety, digital citizenship and wellbeing planning. Schools can review their practices in alignment with the seven key areas identified in the Netsafe Schools Framework.


How the review works


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There are four stages of progression that schools can choose from. A school selects the most appropriate stage for them at the time of review.


Areas of focus have been identified and marked as a priority as the school looks to develop effective practice. Indicators marked as scoping should be considered high priority areas for your school.


Approaches across the school are defined and documented. You have implemented the basics but could adjust or add activities to make your approach more proactive and strategic.


Planning is proactive. Policies and procedures are well-defined, documented and clearly communicated across the school community. Your approaches are planned with staff, students and community in mind and there are some opportunities for them to contribute.


Planning including reviewing and improving activities is viewed as a strategic initiative. Policies and procedures are well-defined, documented, consistently implemented and reviewed for improvement. Online safety, digital citizenship and wellbeing practices are created with staff, students and community.

The outcomes from your review could result in a school immediately qualifying as a Netsafe School if you meet the ‘Establishing’ stage or higher across the seven areas.

What happens if we don’t have the practice in place yet?

If you don’t yet have the practices in place to be a Netsafe School, you can use the resources in the Netsafe Schools Framework to develop the key areas that don’t meet the ‘Establishing’ stage. Once you have progressed your work in the relevant areas you can undertake another review at any time

What happens after you’ve used the Netsafe Schools Review Tool?

The information is used to populate your Netsafe Schools Planner allowing you to easily link your school’s current position to your next steps. You can select as many actions as you’d like to focus on and your plan will include resources and tools to help you.

What’s the best way to complete a Netsafe Schools Review Tool?

There are a number of ways you can undertake a review however we recommend that you gather information from your school community using the Netsafe Schools Surveys. This will help inform future planning.

There is also a PDF version of the Netsafe Schools Review Tool, however using the online version will allow you to access the Netsafe Planner, and join the Netsafe Schools Programme.

You will need a My Kit school account to start the Netsafe Schools Review Tool. If you haven’t already added your school to your My Kit account, you can do this in the ‘Manage My Account’ section.