Being Cybersmart

Cybersmart learning is embedded in our Manaiakalani goals and supports our learn, create, share pedagogy.

Being Cybersmart empowers our learners as connected citizens. When their learning is visible and accessible, anytime, any place, at any pace, our young people learn to make smart decisions and understand that every time they connect, collaborate and share online it combines to create their digital footprint.

The purpose of this overview is to:

  • Support schools to identify and plan for Cybersmart learning throughout the school year.

  • Align planning and delivery of Cybersmart teaching and learning for in class support each term.

  • Guide design of Cybersmart Challenges shared on the blog each week

We recommend bookmarking this file or adding a shortcut in your Google Drive rather than making a copy so that you stay up-to-date with any changes.

Fiona Cybersmart.mp4

Prepared for preservice teacher presentation in October 2020 includes an overview of our Cybersmart Learning

Manaiakalani: Being Cybersmart


We are keen to share examples of cybersmart learning in all our schools. If you have examples from your Google sites, DLOs created by students and shared on individual and class blogs please email links and we will share here.

Any questions or feedback please email Fiona or Dorothy.

Manaiakalani Cybersmart by Manaiakalani is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.


Each cybersmart category includes learning concepts that are critical to enabling our young people to make smart decisions when learning, creating and sharing online.

The initial learning shared within each of the cybersmart categories is designed to support teachers and learners who are new to the 1:1 digital learning environment.

Teachers are invited to repurpose and redesign to reflect learning that is personalised and inclusive and takes into account your learners' aspirations, interests, identity, language and culture

As teachers develop their confidence cybersmart learning will increasingly be embedded into existing programmes of learning across the curriculum.