Learning to be Cybersafe

May 20, 2021 at 2:15 PM

Learning to be safe while using the internet has become crucial in today’s society, especially for our young ones. The Girls’ School welcomed New Zealand Police Constable, Holly to speak to the girls over two days about being cybersafe.

Holly spoke to the Year 6 to 8 students about keeping safe on the internet, what to look out for and the pitfalls of social media, and its possible consequences. She made the girls think about what they post or are willing to post on the internet, and what implications this could pose on themselves or others. She also gave the girls advice on what to do if something does occur that makes them feel uncomfortable.     

She left the girls with these six rules to follow when they are interacting online: 

 1- I won’t give my personal information out 

 2- I won’t share my passwords 

 3- I will tell my parents if I see anything that makes me feel uncomfortable

 4- I will talk to my parents about posting pictures online 

 5- I won’t respond to any messages that are mean or make me feel uncomfortable 

 6- I will respect others and won’t do anything to hurt anybody else

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