Encyclopedia of Teacher Education

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Cybersafety, Advice for Teachers

  • Angela WebsterEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_64-1

Online Safety, Citizenship, and Well-Being of Students

With a growing number of young people using digital technology and online platforms in their learning both at school and outside, often with increasing autonomy, the learning landscape is changing. Where once teachers held more centralized control over learning tools, processes, and sources of information, today, there are new and evolving ways for students to access information, connect, and collaborate with others using digital technology and online environments. Consequently, a range of new challenges has emerged that can impact on the safety and well-being of individual students, groups, teachers, and/or community. In response, the call for schools and families is to foster ways to support all young people in developing capabilities and confidence to keep themselves safe online and reflect values of citizenship in their online engagement.

It is important to recognize that while there are numbers of challenges and potential...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NetsafeWellingtonNew Zealand

Section editors and affiliations

  • Dianne Forbes
    • 1
  1. 1.EducationUniversity of Waikato, New ZealandWaikatoNew Zealand