In this module, you will learn about Netsafe, key legislation which relates to internet use in schools, and agencies which support schools and board of trustees in keeping their people and places digitally safe.
Bullying and abuse is present in the digital space. Netsafe offers advice about how to respond to this. Find out in this module how Netsafe can assist.
In this module, you will learn some basics of what to do and where to go when responding to an issue.
Policies, guidelines and user agreements play an important role in building a culture of safe and responsible technology use in schools and kura by helping to form shared understandings in the use of technology for both staff and students. Find out more here.
The Netsafe Schools Programme has been developed for schools. The programme helps schools establish, develop and promote online safety in their school community. Learn more about it here.
Firearms in Schools
What is the board's role deciding whether or not firearms maybe involved with student learning and activities? What should the board have in place?
A firearms policy is to ensure students and staff are safe in the event that firearms are proposed to be on a school site or if students are to be involved in an offsite activity involving firearms. Find out more on developing a policy for your board.
A school environment involves students, staff, parents, neighbours, other schools and businesses, as well as other local interested parties. Having school activities which involve firearms will create interest from the community. Having effective communication with the community is an important factor.
This module contains definitions, NZ Arms Code, and links to the legislation relating to firearms.