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  • Anjela Webster 22 Nov 2018 3:31pm () in Tired of Putting out Fires? Dive into Netsafe's Safeguard Framework - A Trio of Tools for Term One 2019

    Tired of Putting out Fires? Dive into Netsafe's Safeguard Framework and 'Tool Up'

    Netsafe offer a range of tools for you, whether you're the tumuaki, member of a pastoral team, classroom kaiako  or in another role supporting children and young people in school or kura. Dive into the tools, designed to work towards developing a culture and learning opportunities that foster the needed online knowledge, skills, values and attitudes - so that our young people become confident and capable, navigating and managing online opportunities and challenges, expressing respect and kindness in their connections online, and harnessing all that's great about the online space. Contact Netsafe if there's anything further you'd like support with in your school. 

  • Anjela Webster 22 Nov 2018 8:21am () in Netsafe's latest information for young people | Pornography; Nudes; Handling conflict online

    Netsafe's latest information for young people | Pornography; Nudes; Handing conflict online  

    Netsafe have a fantastic range of information that's useful for schools. Whether it be specific education tools on our Netsafe Kit, or broader advice and support for parents and whānau, and students - check out the latest on Netsafe's website. Harvest content for your school newsletter, discussion topics for students, and keep up by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter.


  • Anjela Webster 15 Aug 2018 3:27pm () in Netsafe Kit - Just landed!

    Netsafe Kit - Just landed!

    The Netsafe Kit has just been launched and offers educators a 'self - serve' model of tools and resources, knowledge and concepts, and ways of keeping up-to-date with the latest around online safety, digi citizenship, and wellbeing.  Designed to help leaders in schools and educators in supporting their young people, their staff, and their community to develop capabilities, skills and values to better equip them in managing online challenges, risks and opportunities.  

    Check it out here: Netsafe Kit  We'd love to hear your feedback on what's useful, what's needed to improve it, and what's not there yet but needed by you!

  • Anjela Webster 15 Aug 2018 3:19pm () in Netsafe LIVE 2018 Events in Regions Around NZ

    Netsafe LIVE 2018 Events in Regions Around NZ

    Netsafe LIVE events are happening around the country - They're free for schools and their community, and offer three separate workshops / presentation, looking at key approaches and ways of supporting our young people to confidently and safely navigate complexities and challenges in online environments.  

    Check it they're coming to your region and find out more here.



    Central Hawkes Bay



  • Anjela Webster 15 Aug 2018 11:02am () in Netsafe Online Safety Education Symposium - 'Inspiring Positive Change' - Oct 2018

    Netsafe Online Safety Education Symposium - 'Inspiring Positive Change' - Oct 2018


    'Inspiring Positive Change' - Netsafe's hosting an Online Safety Ed Symposium for educators and those working with young people  -  9th October, Maritime Room, Auckland City.

    A gathering to share and learn from international and national experts and resource creators - ways to support young people as they learn to navigate challenges and complexities online.

    This is for leaders and staff of schools, youth workers, anyone who works with YP and knows we need to be working in ways that do more than just 'put out fires'. More effective and sustained initiatives are called for and offered at this inaugural symposium. 

    Go to https://lnkd.in/gah8rey  to learn more and register.

  • Anjela Webster 09 Jul 2017 2:04pm () in New Tools for Schools launched online - Guide for Managing Online Incidents and Reviewing Digital Citizenship Capability

    The Netsafe Education Team are excited to share two new tools recently uploaded to Netsafe's website. 

    These tools are bespoke to New Zealand schools - they're designed with our contexts (schools, NZ Curriculum, MoE guides, NZ laws) in mind to support schools in the following ways: 

    ​    ​Digital Citizenship Capability Review Tool 

    The Digital Citizenship Capability Review Tool helps schools, kura and Communities of Learning to:

    •  decide how well they're proactively planning for digital citizenship and online safety,
    • identify the processes, strategies, planning and resourcing needed to develop digital citizenship, online safety and student wellbeing.

         Background documentation to the tool, instructions and link to the tool itself can be found here.

          Responding to Online Incidents Involving Students Guide 

    When online incidents occur, schools can feel overwhelmed and unsure of their responsibilities. We’ve created a short, two-page, printable guide about what to do when an incident occurs. 

         The guide and additional information to support schools can be found here.

    The Netsafe team acknowledge the valuable input by a number of other organisations/individuals into the construction of these tools. Take a look and let us know how helpful they are in your context or role - we'd love to hear your feedback.

  • Anjela Webster 07 Dec 2015 8:36am () in Connecting with people

    Interestingly, I have noticed more recently that when I am in the company of other adults, if my phone indicates a txt has come in, or a call is coming in, and I continue to ignore it, I am often prompted or questioned if I want to get that call, or check that txt. I say "no, it can wait", or " Our conversation is more important to me, I'll check later", to try and share my values around the potentially interrupting use of technology by people. We choose to take the call, check the txt, check status of social networks, the technology does not demand it.

    The exception to my response is if I am expecting an important potential interruption, and I begin with " at some stage of our time together, I may receive a call (txt etc ) and I will need to respond, so apologies in advance" ..something like that.

    It would seem as though we are becoming conditioned to the interruptions of tech via the recipient, and that this is 'normal' and 'okay'.

    No, not okay.

  • Anjela Webster 24 Nov 2015 12:44pm () in Connecting with people

    Interesting times we live in .... I realize I have strong views on the values that underlie how and when we use devices/follow up on txts/attend calls, but I also acknowledge that there are times when it is appropriate.

    When in company of intimate family, or friends, or colleagues, or in the middle of a shopping transaction ... when holding conversations with them or taking time out to be in their 'company', I believe it is about basic values and manners and we demonstrate where our value lies when we attend to that txt that just came through, or answer the call coming in, or pick up our screens and 'check something'.  The message we give is clear - those 'others' are more important in this moment, than you.

    Of course there are going to be times when you have been waiting for a particular txt or call that is of importance and must be attended to, but establishing this expectancy that this may happen, at the beginning of a meet-up with someone face-to-face is easily done.  The exception is probably those who are 'on-call' as a requirement of their work.

    You feel secondary to the 'thing' on the screen or the person down the phone line when in the company of someone who attends to it partway through interacting with you.  Values elicit emotions in people.

    I believe there will be noticeable 'people skills' emerge with those who can manage these complexities skillfully, making sure the company they are in is valued over and above  the 'expediency' technology provides to 'interrupt'. 



  • Anjela Webster 02 Nov 2015 1:50pm () in WARNING: You won’t want to see this

    Just another thought .... many teens are also aware of some pretty heavy duty sites on the general web, and as educators and parents we need to be aware of their existence.... I think the general rule of thumb is, if you think of a most 'offensive' and 'unlikely' site, it exists, on one side of the web, or the other. Research also indicates that generally young people who are exhibiting psychological or behavioural concerns, are more likely to encounter and engage in riskier online activity.  Without wanting to hype or sensationalize these examples, these are a few from the general web:

    Pro anorexia sites, often blogs by individuals, photo journalling their progress towards their goals ... thus, a powerful visual and personal reach.... they offer tips, how to get around the scrutiny of parents etc.

    Pro bulimia sites (same as above)

    Self harm sites (cutting... etc)

    Suicide sites (blogs, forums etc on how to blah blah) 

    Hate/Racist cites

    So you can see that endeavors within schools in such things like "health and wellbeing", "mindfulness", cyber related teachings,  etc are very very important in the curriculum to empower and support our young in developing resilience, as well as caregiver mediation and support.t's about partnering with young people, rather than being on one side of the divide...watch Sonia Livingstone through link below on a TEDx talk. Sums it all up...


    Sticks'n'stones - Young people taking action to promote ... (made by NZ youth for youth - outstanding)

    TEDx talk with Sonia Livingstone 2014. This is outstanding.... she is a guru of research, and with her teams who have undertaken extensive studies with 25000 young people across multiple countries in the EU. She advocates for balance of the risks, and benefits of young people online.  See link below: