Digital technology: Safe and responsible use in schools

This guide provides principals and teachers with the information to act confidently and in the best interests of students with regard to digital technology. 


A qualitative study of children, young people and ‘sexting’: A report prepared for the NSPCC. J. Ringrose et al (2012)(external link)

About civil law, Ministry of Justice, New Zealand [retrieved December 2014]

Advice on copyright in schools, Te Kete Ipurangi, Ministry of Education [retrieved September 2014]

Bullying prevention and response: A guide for schools. Ministry of Education (2014)

Children and the Internet: Great Expectations, Challenging Realities. Livingstone, S.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA), Federal Trade Commission, USA(external link) [retrieved September 2014]

Children, risk and safety on the internet. Research and policy perspectives in comparative perspective. Edited by S. Livingstone, L. Haddon & A. Görzig (2012)

Comparing children’s online opportunities and risks across Europe: Cross-national comparisons for EU Kids Online. Hasebrink, U., Livingstone, S., & Haddon, L. (2008)

Digital Citizenship in New Zealand School; Overview, NetSafe (2010)

Education Amendment Act 2013, New Zealand Legislation (2014)(external link)

Education Law Intensive 2012 (p10-12). Chair: Walsh, P. Continuing Legal Education, New Zealand Law Society (2012)

Enhancing child safety and online technologies: Final report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force to the multi-state working group on social networking of State Attorneys General of the United States. Internet Safety Technical Task Force [ISTFF]. (2008)

Examining characteristics and associated distress related to Internet harassment: Findings from the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey. Ybarra, M. L., Mitchell, K. J., Wolak, J., and Finkelhor, D. (2006)

Good Practice Guide for Digital Evidence. UK Association of Chief Police Officers. (Version 5, 2011)

Guidelines for the surrender and retention of property and searches

Handling Mobile Devices – Blocking Network Connection. Advice to Police Officers. Electronic Crime Laboratory, New Zealand Police [Advice received September 2014]

Household Use of Information and Communication Technology: 2012, Statistics New Zealand (2013)

Information & Communications Technology in New Zealand Schools, 2020 Trust, New Zealand (2011)

Information Privacy Principles, Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand(external link) [retrieved September 2014]

New Zealand eGeneration study 2005: Kids and Teens Online. Reddington, J. (2005)

New Zealand Legislation, Ministry of Justice, New Zealand(external link) [retrieved September 2014]

Privacy in Schools: A guide to the Privacy Act for principals, teachers and boards of trustees, Privacy Commissioner (2009)

Protecting and promoting: An integrative conceptual model for healthy development of adolescents. Kia-Keating, M., Dowdy, E., Morgan, M. L., & Noam, G. G. (2011)

Psychosocial risk factors associated with cyberbullying among adolescents: A population-based study. Sourander, A. et al (2010)

Safer Children in a Digital World: A Report of the Byron Review. Byron, T. (2008)

The ‘digital challenges’ model. Cocker, M. NetSafe, New Zealand (2013) [retrieved December 2014]

The Informed Consent Process and the Application of the Code to Children, Annie Fraser, Office of the Health & Disability Commissioner, New Zealand (1998)

The Online Generation Gap - Contrasting attitudes and behaviors of parents and teens. Family Online Safety Institute, USA (2012)

To tell or not to tell? Youth’s responses to unwanted Internet experiences. Priebe, G., Mitchell, K. J., & Finkelhor, D. (2013)

Trends in youth internet victimization: Findings from three youth internet safety surveys 2000–2010. Jones, L. M., Mitchell, K. J., & Finkelhor, D. (2012).