NetSafe by NetBasics

NetSafe by NetBasics is a fun site to help teach parents and their children about how to use the internet safely. A series of short videos following the animated Jones family outlines tips on:

  • dangerous downloads
  • firewall protection
  • phishing and fake websites
  • password protection
  • staying safe online
  • updating security
  • backing up data

This educational site from New Zealand is produced by the ‘agents of choice’ of the New Zealand Ministry of Education. It is certainly a lighthearted way to learn about safely using the internet.

Netsafe: learn, guide, protect

Netsafe: learn, guide, protect is a New Zealand project sponsored by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. It provides background and theory on the topic of digital citizenship. They have an excellent definition of what digital citizenship means:

A digital citizen:

  • is a confident and capable user of ICT
  • uses technologies to participate in educational, cultural, and economic activities
  • uses and develops critical thinking skills in cyberspace
  • is literate in the language, symbols, and texts of digital technologies
  • is aware of ICT challenges and can manage them effectively
  • uses ICT to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways
  • demonstrates honesty and integrity and ethical behaviour in their use of ICT
  • respects the concepts of privacy and freedom of speech in a digital world
  • contributes and actively promotes the values of digital citizenship
As we know the value of being a good digital citizen and how our digital footprint can influence our lives, either positively or negatively, this is a great resource to assist our children. Check out the site for more information.