This section covers relevant New Zealand legislation for schools, including the Harmful Digital Communications Act, the Privacy Act and a list of both civil and criminal laws related to online behaviours such as objectionable material, restricted material, blackmail, discrimination, online grooming and more.
Computer security is a requirement for a safe and secure school. Teacher and student-owned ICT have created new challenges in ensuring that devices are protected from malware, like viruses and spyware and spam. This section provides schools, including kura, with clear guidelines around setting up a secure online environment.
The guides in this section contain information and advice relevant to both online safety and digital citizenship. There are guides for safe and responsible use of digital technology, bullying prevention and response strategies and copyright in schools, including kura.VIEW GUIDES
Netsafe is committed to better understanding how children and young people use digital technology and online spaces and how to reduce online harm.
This section includes links to some of Netsafe’s recent research and our white paper, which unpacks our model for developing digital fluency and digital citizenship and underpins Netsafe’s approach to online safety in schools, including kura.VIEW NETSAFE’S RESEARCH