As 1:1 technologies and BYOD become more prevalent in schools, evaluating school-wide approaches to supporting students’ well being becomes imperative and a wonderful opportunity to enhance inclusive practice.
In this podcast, my CORE colleague Chrissie Butler and I discuss changes in understandings of bullying and cyberbullying, and explore how schools can take a more inclusive approach to support the wellbeing of all students.
Discussion areas include:
- student identity and the internet
- cyberbullying is bullying – there’s no distinction
- student diversity, unfamiliar perspectives and bullying
- resources and approaches to support all students to develop their digital citizenship skills
Here are the resources mentioned in the podcast. Consider adding them to your school’s digital citizenship kete or use them as a springboard for conversations with your students and the wider community.
- Star SEN toolkit — “Practical advice and teaching activities to help educators explore e-safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders”. Developed by Childnet.com and recommended by Netsafe.
- Know IT All for teachers – SEN — E-safety advice and resources for teachers and professionals working with children and young people who need additional support to learn. Developed by Childnet.com and recommended by Netsafe.
- Cyberbullying and children and young people with SEN and disabilities: guidance for teachers and other professional.pdf
- Cyberbullying advice and information NZSL — a NZSL translation of Netsafe’s cyberbullying information and advice for young people brochure
- Bullying prevention and response: A guide for schools — Ministry of Education
- Cyberbullying advice and information — Netsafe
Competition: Book prizes for your school
We have 5 copies of The Impossible Quest — Escape from Wolfhaven Castle by Kate Forsyth (Published and supplied by Scholastic) to give away to 5 schools.
To enter, just make a comment below on this blog post, and let us know the school you would like the book sent to.
What we want to know is:
What further resources and support would be valuable to you and your school?