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Internet safety for online learning

By Kate Nicholson | Posted: Wednesday April 15, 2020

While children are learning from home, they are away from the online safety and security services provided by Network for Learning (N4L) at school.

So together with N4L and Netsafe, the Ministry of Education has launched www.switchonsafety.co.nz - a free way to block the worst of the web for students.

Using this link, you can follow the instructions to set up your child’s device for safer connectivity while they learn from home. Remember, no technical solution is a silver bullet. Please complement this with digital citizenship conversations at home and a reminder to your children to use their values in the online world.

Parents of Year 7&8 children will have been sent an email to give consent for extra learning app accounts to be set up by the school. Please fill this simple form in as soon as possible.

Netsafe provides comprehensive support and information to help everyone stay safe as they work, learn and play online. Netsafe has new and updated resources for parents, whānau and students at https://www.netsafe.org.nz/advice/staying-safe/