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  • The Bits in the Guide layer will help educators integrate the concepts of digital citizenship across all learning areas.

    They promote staff, student and community discussion and can help create a common understanding of effective and safe use of technologies in the school community.

  • Most popular guide resources
  • 11388

    What are the cyber bullying issues for young people and adults?
    Watch the ten minute Cyberbullying:the facts video to find out more about why cyberbullying matters for all New Zealanders.

    Created by nancyg | 2 votes | Created May 2011 | tags; cyberbullying taskforce bullying students solution community response confidence research
  • 2235

    Stephen Balkam of FOSI (Family Online Safety Institute) has written an interesting piece about the online activism in Egypt and Tunisia as an example of Digital Citizenship in action.

    Created by seanl | 0 votes | Created Apr 2012 | tags; digital citizenship activism egypt FOSI rights responsibilities
  • 3055

    Young people’s use of technology in Aotearoa - New Zealand is always changing. Changes in ICT-use produce new opportunities for learning, as well as new opportunities for challenges for both students and educators.

    Created by JJF | 5 votes | Created Feb 2011 | tags; survey research citizenship confidence educator teacher support management filtering filter ICT use agreeement ICT-use agreeement network administration whanau family cyberbullying confidence
  • 2020

    A powerful video to music about bullying in general with solutions. This will be an introduction to brainstorming about ways to be a hero based on school and cyber situations.

    Created by MrWood | 0 votes | Created Oct 2010 | tags; bullying cyberbullying
  • 2399
    Created by chizzy | 0 votes | Created Dec 2012 | tags; Facebook advice teachers
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  • Mar

    A potential focus actiity around digital footprint. This blog links to the story of a young girl who's social media outburst led to a breach of a court order, and the loss of a fairly substantial payout, but also tries to provide a quick answer to the question;

    Created by seanl | 5983 views | tags; digital footprint parents citizenship
  • Nov

    The very idea of the Guide layer in the LGP model recognises the role that all guides play in suporting young people as they aquire the necessary skills to become succesful digital citizens. WHen we talk about guides it is easy to simply place teachers into that role (guides on the side) and put the onous on them to increase their skill and confidence levels in supporting young people. 

    But the idea of guides has always tried to encompass all guides, teachers, community leaders, peers and particularly parents.

    When you consider the amount of time that young people spend online outside of school, it seems obvious that parents as highly important in the guiding process.

    But where do parents go to improve their knowledge, to build there confidence? Research carried out by the ACMA in Australia identified that parents see the best channel for this type of support is direct from schools, or at least recommended by schools that their children are attending.

    This short list of suggestions, is a series of managable, "bite sized" chunks of digital citizenship advice written by expert practitioners that schools can feed out to their community to try and help in this learning process. Perhaps their is something here that appeals to you, or seems to support what you are trying to do in your school.

    Created by seanl | 3596 views | tags; digital citizenship parents schools support
  • Jun

    Here at NetSafe we have been gaving a few conversations about Snapchat. There appears to be some confusion as to what it does, how it works and wether is poses any threat to young people.

    Created by seanl | 4830 views | tags; snapchat parents guide how-to safety social network photo
  • Apr

    A thought provoking article that talks about the role of social media both acutely and downstream of major events. It references how students learned from and then interacted with the news of the Boston Bombing online rather than via "traditional" media

    Created by seanl | 2769 views | tags; citizenship disaster terrorism social media boston
  • Jan

    Each time NetSafe gets together with groups of teachers, there is invariably a discussion around Facebook and its use in the classroom. Put any group of educators together and you are likely to have a range of opinions from whole hearted support for the social network, to those who feel that it has no place inside a classroom.

    Created by seanl | 2428 views | tags; facebook classroom learning social media networks
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