Preparing your school for the Reporting app

There are a couple of steps we you need to take before pushing the Reporting app live in your school – and we’ve prepared templates to help you action them.

Step 1. Notifying your network users 

You need to notify all users of your Wi-Fi network that their browsing activity will be visible to your school’s IT administrators. This includes staff, students and, possibly, parents.

Our templates below include all the information you need to provide to your users, including why you have activated the Reporting app for your school. They also have a link to our Privacy Statement to explain how data collected using the Reporting app will be handled and how users’ privacy will be protected:

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Staff notification Download the template

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Student notification Download the template

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Parent notification Download the template

Why do I need user agreements?

User responsibility is integral to good digital citizenship throughout your school. An agreement outlines your school’s commitment to creating a safe and positive online environment for your users, while also providing guidelines about keeping themselves safe and making good decisions online.

Step 2. Updating your user agreements

You also need to update your user agreements with staff and students to reflect your school’s access to the Reporting app. You could include something similar to the below:

Students: [Insert school] wants to help you learn in the best ways we can and provide a safe and secure environment at our school. We will do this by:

Monitoring student digital device usage and online activity at school. This only applies to the school’s Wi-Fi connection; other connections such as personal mobile data or home Wi-Fi connections will not be monitored.

 

Staff: [Insert school] wants to help our students/ākonga learn in the best ways we can and provide a safe and secure environment for everyone at our school. We will do this by:

Monitoring student and staff digital device usage and online activity at school. This only applies to the school’s Wi-Fi connection; other connections such as personal mobile data or home Wi-Fi connections will not be monitored.

If you don’t currently have agreements in place, now is the perfect time to create them.

Need some help getting your agreements in place?

Netsafe has some great templates covering a range of users that are free to download. As there is no ‘one size fits all’ agreement, we recommend creating your own or customising Netsafe’s templates. Guidelines around customising your agreement can be found here.

 

Choose from a template below, customise to fit your school, and you’re away!

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Lower primary school Download the template

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Upper primary school Download the template

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Secondary school Download the template

Want to know more?

Head over to the Reporting app page or read the full FAQs here.