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.
Support, guidance and resources
New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA)
Phone 0800 782 435 toll free from anywhere in New Zealand.
Phone: 0508 638 723 toll free from anywhere in New Zealand
New Zealand Police
If you think a crime has occurred, your school’s community officer or lead police contact is your channel to your local police staff.
Refer to the engagement model used to guide the development of the NZ Police's relationships with schools.
Office of the Privacy Commissioner
The Privacy Commissioner administers the Privacy Act 2020. The Privacy Act applies to almost every person, business or organisation in New Zealand.
The Commissioner can investigate complaints about actions that may be a breach of the privacy principles in the Act. They can also consider matters that may breach other provisions of the Act.
Phone: 0800 803 909(external link) toll free from anywhere in New Zealand
Online service support
In partnership with a range of online service providers, Netsafe has produced a guide of practical tips called 'Staying safe online'.
Direct links to providers’ support resources:
Developing your school's capability
Below are more resources to support your professional discussions about how to develop the safe and responsible use of technologies in your school community.
A privacy resource for younger children: