Cyber Smart Week 2022

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Cyber Smart Week(external link) is back for 2022! At the Ministry of Education we’ll be celebrating Cyber Smart Week for Schools in weeks one and two of Term 4 (17 to 28 October).

Across the two weeks we’ll have some online activities that schools can tune into – and we’ll be hitting the road, as part of a Roadshow with New Era and Netsafe to promote what’s coming up in the world of digital security for schools. We’ll be covering venues from Whangārei to Christchurch. You can find more information and register for events on Eventbrite(external link).

We’ll also have some exciting image assets and posters that schools can share at your school to promote two-factor authentication, privacy, password protection and keeping devices up-to-date.

If you want to be involved in any of these Cyber Week initiatives, please contact us by email at:

New Zealand Cyber Smart weeks runs from 10 – 16 October. Cyber Smart Week is run by CERT NZ(external link). The primary goal of the campaign is to empower all New Zealanders to improve their online security so they’re less vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Sign up to events happening as part of Cyber Smart Week

Safety and technology in schools roadshow

The 'Heads Up Tour' Roadshow with New Era, Netsafe, and the Ministry of Education. Hear about the latest ideas, solutions, services and advice on safety, security and technology in schools. The Roadshow covers six locations from Whangārei to Christchurch:

  • Whangārei 18 Oct
  • Auckland 19 Oct
  • Tauranga 20 Oct
  • Wellington 25 Oct
  • Christchurch 26 Oct
  • Nelson 27 Oct

Register on Eventbrite(external link)

Google webinar – Sharing information safely for cyber security week

Join Steve from Google who will share tips on how to use privacy settings to safely share information within and outside your school. The session will also cover general security tips on making the most of your Google Workspace. This session is suitable for anyone using Google Education Workspace. The webinar(external link) kicks off at 3.30pm, 26 October.  

RSVP / Add to calendar(external link)

Microsoft webinar - Using 2FA in your school

Join Microsoft's Learning Delivery Specialist, Conor McHoull to learn about two-factor authentication (2FA), what this means, and how this can help to secure your data, resources and privacy. Online, 25 October 3.30-4.30pm.

Register on Teams(external link)

Cyber Skills Aotearoa

Cyber competition for students starting on 27 October. This is a fun competition for Y6 students and above, available in Te Reo Māori and English. 

Register on Grok Academy(external link)

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