Cyber safety

Cyber safe practices, teacher's role and cyber bullying, cyber safe policies, Netsafe links.

Introduction:Online safety or cyber safety means many things. Let's take a moment to listen to the following experts - Suzie Vesper and Ewan McIntosh and their view on Internet Safety.

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Cyber safety - a definition


Cybersafety is the safe and responsible use of information and communication technologies: things like the internet, computers, gaming devices and mobile phones – anything which can access the online environment we call Cyberspace.


Taken from Cybersafety in Netsafe http://www.cybersafety.org.nz/time4online/content2.php


Cyber bullying and internet censorship


Cyber bullying
On this page, read an Interface article looking at what cyber bullying is and the role teachers have in helping to prevent it.

Internet censorship
Should schools take a 'locked down' approach or is there another way forward when trying to protect students working online? Have your say on this page.

Subject Author Replies Views Last Message
Is the perceived risk in working online equal to the actual risk? suzievesper suzievesper 5 357 May 25, 2010 by dianemills dianemills



Additional resources to consider


Policy guidelines for internet access.
http://www.educationalleaders.govt.nz/Problem-solving/Education-and-the-law/Resource-management/Policy-guidelines-for-Internet-access

Policies and use agreements
http://www.netsafe.org.nz/keeping_safe.php?sectionID=education&titleID=Policies%20and%20Use%20Agreements&pageID=81&menuID=81

Teaching students about cybersafety
http://www.cybersafety.org.nz/time4online/content5.php

Cyber safety in schools resources
http://leadingict.wikispaces.com/Resources+for+schools

What is cyber bullying?
http://teenadvice.about.com/od/schoolviolence/a/cyberbullying1.htm

Teen 'sexting' a concern
http://www.interfacemagazine.co.nz/articles.cfm?c_id=&id=197

Andrew Churches's resources on Internet safety
http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/The+3+i%27s+of+internet+safety

Andrew Churches's extensive resource list
http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Cyber+Safety