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Invitation to join the pilot of Netsafe's Capability Review Tool

Started by Karen Spencer 28 Feb 2017 5:28pm () Replies (4)

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Netsafe’s Education Team has started work on the first update to the Netsafe Kit for Schools in five years. The team are taking a ‘test and learn’ approach and will be piloting sections of the kit with schools and kura.

The first pilot involves a tool to help schools review the strategies, processes and resourcing they have in place to support digital citizenship and student wellbeing. 

Our Education Team has worked closely with CORE Education and a team of researchers to develop the draft tool.

There are over 50 schools participating in the pilot which runs in March/April. If your school would like to join them please email Karen Spencer, Director of Education, by Friday 3 March.

This update was published in Netsafe's February newsletter. To subscribe, visit our website https://www.netsafe.org.nz/ 


  • Karen Spencer (View all users posts) 08 May 2017 2:37pm ()

    That's a wrap!

    Today, we thanked all the schools for their participation in Netsafe's Digital Citizenship Capability Review Tool pilot last term. We appreciated their involvement, and the feedback has been hugely encouraging.

    Overall, 92 schools and kura representing all school types and regions took part in the pilot. 91% of respondents said that the review process with the tool had been a rewarding experience. 

    "[This has been] very useful and thanks for allowing us to be part of the pilot. It came at exactly the right time for us and [was a] very positive experience overall."

    All the comments we received will help us refine the tool and develop it as a resource for the education sector. We now move into phase two of development, and will let you know when the next version is available. If you wish to continue to use the draft version during Term 2, we still welcome your thoughts via the survey.

    We wish you a great start to Term 2 and we’ll be in touch again soon.

  • Karen Spencer (View all users posts) 15 Mar 2017 9:50am ()

    Kia ora e hoa, Kathe. We have representation on the pilot across the sector, including Māori-medium, and it's still not too late to join now we are underway. We appreciate you spreading the word. 

  • Kathe Tawhiwhirangi (View all users posts) 01 Mar 2017 9:08am ()

    Kia ora Karen

    I've just picked this up and fwded to some EM & MM kura.

    I hope they have the time, inclination and curiosity to come back to you 

    Sounds exciting


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