Netsafe Schools Review Tool

Thanks for your interest in reviewing your school’s current digital practices and programmes. The interactive version of this tool is not currently available; we are rebuilding it for 2024. However, you can access the pdf version, now called The Netsafe Educator Framework here.


We have also refreshed our most popular resources to support the mahi you do in your schools and kura, you can find those resources here:



The Netsafe Schools Review Tool helps schools review their online safety, citizenship and wellbeing planning in alignment with the seven key areas identified in the Netsafe Schools Framework.


How the review works


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There are four stages of progression that schools can choose from. A school selects the most appropriate stage for them at the time of review.


Areas of focus have been identified and marked as a priority as the school looks to develop effective practice. Indicators marked as scoping should be considered high priority areas for your school.


Approaches across the school are defined and documented. You have implemented the basics but could adjust or add activities to make your approach more proactive and strategic.


Planning is proactive. Policies and procedures are well-defined, documented and clearly communicated across the school community. Your approaches are planned with staff, students and community in mind and there are some opportunities for them to contribute.


Planning including reviewing and improving activities is viewed as a strategic initiative. Policies and procedures are well-defined, documented, consistently implemented and reviewed for improvement. Online safety, digital citizenship and wellbeing practices are created with staff, students and community.

What happens after you’ve used the Netsafe Schools Review Tool?

The outcomes from your review determine your tier accreditation and it automatically populates your Netsafe Schools Planner. The planner allows you to select the areas you identify as a focus for further development, then indicates actions that support positive change.

When you’re comfortable you’ve implemented the changes in your planner, you can undertake another Netsafe Schools Review  to assess your progress and potentially reach the next tier.

How often can I complete a Netsafe Schools Review?

A school can complete a new Netsafe Schools Review Tool at any time to assess their progress.