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FREE: Online session around promoting digital citizenship and online safety (Nancy Groh)

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FREE: Online session around promoting digital citizenship and online safety (Nancy Groh)

Time: May 18, 2011 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Online session
Event Type: hot, seat, workshop, nancy groh, cybersafety, netsafe, digital citizenship
Organized By: Hazel Owen
Latest Activity: May 5, 2011

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Overview of session
The significant changes to the way teachers and students are using technology presents new challenges in creating an environment where users are confident in the safe and secure use of technologies.

The great learning opportunities young people have to create, control and share their own content demands a new student-centered approach to cybersafety and a broader view of what is means to be ‘safe' online


This session will provide opportunities for discussion, as well as tips and strategies for staying safe online while encouraging exploration and enhancing learning.


Why old models of cybersafety don’t work in the web2.0 world

Cybersafety models that rely on preventing access to specific content, are not meeting the needs of teachers and students in today's classrooms. Providing a safe environment in a web2.0 world needs to expand beyond policies and procedures to include discussion, action, and teachable moments in the classroom.

Digital Citizenship: meaningful phrase or just a new buzz word?

The concept of creating a cyber safe environment has moved from protecting people and to helping young people develop the skills, knowledge and confidence
to be active participants and contributors online.

Where do we start?


Who should be responsible for promoting safe and ethical online behaviours in your school? What are other schools doing? Some schools have been successful and their strategies include tapping student knowledge and enthusiasm and creating a partnership with the community.

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Nancy Groh is Senior Cybersafety Consultant at Netsafe.

She has played a keyrole in the development of the Learn Guide Protect framework and the student centered approach to cybersafety and digital citizenship. She leads NetSafe’s consultation with the school sector. Nancy worked as Senior Consultant for the Ministry of Education overseeing the successful ICT Professional Development initiative and school internet safety programmes. She has many years of primary and secondary teaching and elearning facilitation experience in New Zealand, the USA and the Middle East.

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