Peter Geale – Netbox Blue
Solutions to promote and protect student wellbeing
Systems that enable the internet to be an effective and efficient learning tool
Engagement is Key – there are links between student behaviour, engagement and Academic Performance
Social media is 2,3,5,12….. in 2014 Global Site Rankings
81% of online teens use some form of social media, 77% use facebook, 75% visit several times / day
(Btw ACMA?? Good info on digital citizenship “stay smart online”)
(Btw esmart campaign – Alannah and Madeline Foundation)
(Btw Donna Cross – bullying videos for Dept of Ed)
Key Benefits – draw out creativity, encourage collaboration, social media skills should equip young people to think of social media as a real-world tool, a way to learn and produce content in a familiar setting.
How to use it – blogging (microblogging on twitter) Private facebook groups for projects, Youtube playlists Youtube for Schools, LinkedIn resumes and connecting.
Risks and Concerns – distraction, reputation risk, gimmick, limiting face to face, social media keeps changing, embedded malware, boundaries crossed/stretched, inappropriate communications.
Risk Mitigation via pattern matching
– text reviewed in realtime against keywords and a response sent -eg bad language
– blocks messages
– instant alerts on critical matches
– allows early intervention by schools
Key takeaways – the “btws” (will follow and look at integrating in Yr 9 Health, Year 10 Te Waka) and the mini Picnic for being a Kiwi