This year our Hereora Learning Community Cluster has invited John Parsons to deliver a series of informative Cyber Safety workshops for our students, whānau, staff and the wider community.

John Parsons is an Internet Safety and Risk Assessment Consultant to schools, the private sector and the health sector He provides specialist advice and direction on the safe use of Digital Communication Technology.




In my workshops with children and teenagers we debate the power of support and the role empathy has in influencing positive behaviours. Information technology connects us with the world and at the same times separates us from others. Now, more than ever before, empathy, the ability to think about how another person is feeling, should be the foundation upon which we educate children on matters of judgement whether in the home, in the school or in the community.

Resilient children and youth understand what is theirs by right:
• To be respected • To be valued • To be supported • To be heard • To be protected • To learn


2017 Living in a Digital World Presentations
19th to 21st September 2017 - timetable & information to follow asap.
 
The Hereora LCC have again invited John Parsons to present a series of Cyber Safety workshops around living, learning and parenting in a digital world for our Hereora students, staff, whānau and wider community.
 
We will be offering Primary and Intermediate students the opportunity to participate in John's Protecting & Valuing Identity Student Workshops which are designed for students learn to make informed ethical decisions founded on common decency and reasonable standards of right and wrong.
 
We will also provide a opportunities for parents and caregivers to attend workshops that explore and identifies the specific challenges children face when using ICT. It will inform parents and give them the tools to support their children in how to use ICT safely and ethically at home and at school. It includes guidance on behaviour management processes for parents in the practical situations they will face & empowers parents to take responsibility for safeguarding their children.
 
A professional learning workshop will also provide an opportunity for our teachers and staff working with young people to develop their personal and professional strategies around keeping themselves and their students safe in our digital world. This will include real accounts of traumatic situations involving the family, the school and the victims. The importance of policy and NAG 5 in a digital world will be covered along with empowering staff/teachers to protect themselves and maintain workplace boundaries. 

Information around John's schedule, including the specific details around the times of student, teacher and whānau workshops will be available early in Term 3.


2016 Digital Safety Workshops
Protecting & Valuing Identity Student Workshops
Year 4 to 8 Learners in Schools

A workshop to help students learn to make informed ethical decisions founded on common decency and reasonable standards of right and wrong.

Parent Cyber Safety Presentation
Parent & Caregivers 
Thursday 14th April, 7:00pm @ Burnside High School, Aurora Centre
Friday 15th April, 1:00pm @ Harewood School

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4shubgQDJ-PaFIzTDMxSzI4ak0
These workshops for parents and guardians identifies the specific challenges children face when using ICT. It will inform parents and give them the tools to support their children in how to use ICT safely and ethically at home and at school. It includes guidance on behaviour management processes for parents in the practical situations they will face & empowers parents to take responsibility for safeguarding their
 children.























Hereora Professional Learning Workshop
Hereora Teachers & Educational Staff 
Thursday 14th April, 3:30pm @ Roydvale School

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4shubgQDJ-PbXdDODMydXBCUWs/view?usp=sharing

This professional development is for staff working with young people. It will include real accounts of traumatic situations involving the family, the school and the victims. The importance of policy and NAG 5 in a digital world will be covered along with empowering staff/teachers to protect themselves and maintain workplace boundaries.



Hereora Internet Health & Safety Presentation
Adults & Senior Citizens 
Friday 15th April, 3:30pm @ St Margaret's Presbyterian Church, Bishopdale

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4shubgQDJ-PRkhxSDFqeWJUeUk

An internet health and safety workshop designed specifically for adults and senior citizens to develop both the understandings and the skills required to use the Internet appropriately in order to reduce the chances for harm to them and their family. To protect hard-won financial and real world assets.



https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4shubgQDJ-PRXRwdjBrUldlSnc/view?usp=sharing