Internet Health & Safety Education
NZSTA Annual Conference 2016
Layering Health and Safety...a defence in-depth approach. After June 2 2016, certain policies need to be in place.
We all have a role to play and if one layer does not do its part, it affects the other layers. We are all equal in our job to keep children safe. Need to empower everybody in an organisation to protect children and ourselves.
Don't think "What if I am wrong?" Think "What if I am right?" Create open communication in your organisation. Important policy...child protection. Need a number one and a number two lead for who to go to.
The rule of optimism...makes us lose opportunities to deal with potential risks.
Date, time and location...documents. Speech marks of what has been said. Follow that process. Every member of staff needs to have a strong relationship to the policy. Review, sign and understand the processes. Test your defences and processes.
NAG 5 responsibilitiesa) provide a safe physical and emotional environment for students; and
c) comply in full with any legislation currently in force or that may be developed to ensure the safety of students and employees.
Netsafe Kit for Schools. Use of laptops of teachers...cannot let students use their computers or family members. Other people's mistakes can affect all involved. Should not be left in space with no teacher. No teacher should have a social network connections with students. Confident messages put out...
Note taking...make sure teachers are good at taking notes and documenting things.
Guardian failure when letting kids play R18 games. Be brave in expecting more from people.