Thank you to the parents/caregivers who took time out of their busy schedules to attend our Netsafe presentation last week. The purpose of this evening was to help parents with aspects of keeping students safe online.
The “6 Takeaways” from the parent session:
1.It’s about the behavior – not the technology.
2.Help your young person build skills – attitudes, values and strategies for dealing
with risk etc
3.Be the change we want to see – model appropriate behaviours and interactions
4.Stay connected (keep the technology visible and have open conversations) and
keep informed (understand what is happening for young people – what is important, what are
their current issues/ concerns)
5.Enable and support – this is more effective than controlling
6.Contact Netsafe anytime
These links contain useful information for parents.
Staying safe online – useful booklet to share with families
Net-aware – provides easy to access information about
popular apps/ sites for parents and young people
Parenting advice from Netsafe on a range of topics
How to put parental controls on devices
Possible apps to explore for parental controls (not necessarily endorsed by Netsafe): Screentime;
CommonSense Media – a great site to help families
check content in films, apps and games etc
4 safe search engines for kids
Google Alert – Allows people to receive alerts when
their name (or their child’s name) appears online
Inquiry-based learning is a constructivist approach. This means children are engaged in constructing knowledge rather than simply acquiring it. Knowledge is constructed based on personal experiences and hypotheses of the environment, meaning students take ownership of their learning. It is the New Zealand Curriculum’s approach to teaching and learning. Inquiry gives us a context within which to structure our reading, writing and maths programmes. For more information please click here for more info on our website.
Have a great week everyone!