Important things to note – 23 April

Free internet safety filter for parents

While children are learning from home, they are away from the online safety and security services provided by Network for Learning (N4L) at school. Together with N4L and Netsafe, the Ministry of Education has launched www.switchonsafety.co.nz – a free way to block the worst of the web for students and teachers.

Remember, no technical solution is a silver bullet, and you complement this with digital citizenship toolkits provided by Netsafe.

Students with part-time jobs

The start of Term 2 signals that students’ work hours must return to being outside of school hours only. If you are aware of any employer putting pressure on your students to work during school hours, you may wish to advise them that it is unlawful, as Section 30 of the Education Act does not allow this – even during the lockdown period.

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