Digital Citizenship

What is e-Learning?

Best practice e-Learning enables accessible, relevant, and high-quality learning opportunities that improve student engagement and achievement. e-Learning has the potential to transform the way teaching and learning takes place. It is about using technologies effectively across the curriculum to connect schools and communities and to provide accessible, relevant, and high-quality learning opportunities so that every student is better able to achieve their full potential.

Reference: TKI – Enabling e-Learning. elearning.tki.org.nz/


What is Digital Citizenship?

WHAT IS A ‘DIGITAL CITIZEN’?

Netsafe have defined a successful digital citizen as someone who:

  • is a confident and capable user of ICT
  • uses technologies to participate in educational, cultural, and economic activities
  • uses and develops critical thinking skills in cyberspace
  • is literate in the language, symbols, and texts of digital technologies
  • is aware of ICT challenges and can manage them effectively
  • uses ICT to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways
  • demonstrates honesty and integrity and ethical behaviour in their use of ICT
  • respects the concepts of privacy and freedom of speech in a digital world
  • contributes and actively promotes the values of digital citizenship

In today's world we are expected to teach children how to be good citizens, as well as good digital citizens. At Northcote Primary School we teach digital citizenship values (digital literacy, digitally capable and cyber safety skills) alongside our Values programme.

Here is a link to the Netsafe Parenting Advice page:

Netsafe Parenting Advice

The Parenting Place, Netsafe and Vodafone have create the 'Digi-Parenting' website, another sources of support for parents:

Digi-Parenting

Digital Citizenship

The DC Crew

At NPS we have a group of student leaders who lead our digital citizenship program. They present at assemblies, support other children by breaking down big concepts for them to understand.

Device Dude


This is 'Device Dude'. He is our mascot for digital citizenship. His mission is to help NPS kids become great digital citizens. Thank you to our amazing DC Crew who designed him collaboratively.