21 Apr 2017

Cyber safety

Many parents ask for resources useful in supporting concerns they have with cyber-safety issues. At South Island, we take this seriously and in 2016/17 adopted the ISTE (International Standards for Technology in Education) for students, which include 4 crucial strands specific to cyber safety issues. According to ISTE, these are:

  1. Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
  2. Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
  3. Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
  4. Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

Luckily there is an abundance of websites and online videos devoted to supporting parents, teachers and students, including the following. Many of these were used with students throughout all age groups during Internet Safety Week in February.