Everybody can play a part making the internet a better place by being a good digital citizen. If you want to go a step further and promote online safety activity to others, we have some suggestions to get you started.

Even a small activity at your school can make a significant difference. Have a look at the ideas below and then discuss your plans with your teacher.

Whatever you decide to do, please let Netsafe know. We are here to help.

Join in on Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is a global event celebrated in over 100 countries that promotes a safer internet. The next Safer Internet Day is February 6, 2018 and the theme will be announced later this year.

If you would like to stay up to date and be the first to know what Netsafe has planned for 2018 contact outreach@netsafe.org.nz to be added to our Safer Internet Day mailing list.

Set up a online safety event for Parents

You can put on an event to show off your online skills to the parents of children that attend your school. This is a good chance to highlight the interesting things you’re doing with ICT at school – as well as helping them learn about the dangers online.

Set up an online safety programme for the younger kids

Help the younger children at your school learn about online safety by setting up an event or presentation. There are lots of free video resources you can use to support your event.

Older children can set up a digital peer support programme and support the younger children as they start using the school’s technology.

Go massive

These ideas are just starters. Nobody knows what it is like to be young and online more than you and you can use that experience to start your own project. You might be amazed what you can achieve.

Visit Sticks’n’stones or Project Rockit for inspiration. These are programmes started by people just like you.

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