Student Engagement

Learn more about the initiatives Netsafe has that helps educators understand what’s current and important for students.

Youth Action Squad

The Netsafe Youth Action Squad (YAS) programme equips young people with the knowledge and skills to spark discussion, plan initiatives, lead activities and enact positive change.

Encourage your students to join the YAS and enable greater student engagement and involvement in online safety initiatives.  Find out more about how the YAS complements the Netsafe Schools programme.  

Student Voice Guide

Understanding students’ knowledge and confidence when using digital technology means that schools including kura, and educators can be confident they are addressing issues that are relevant for young people.

The example questions below will help educators and schools to explore:

  • Young people’s knowledge about the online environment;
  • What young people identify as online issues, challenges and interests;
  • Their level of confidence and capability in safely managing themselves online.

The questions can be adapted to the method best suited for your classroom or school. They can be used to guide class discussions, lead group reflection activities or to create surveys.

What’s Next?

  • Check out our suggested classroom resources for planning your classroom or school sessions.