Smart Relationships

I know how to interact with others online and make smart decisions about what information I share.

Smart Learners:

  • maintain positive and supportive online relationships

  • make smart decisions about how and who they interact with online

  • understand what to do when something doesn’t seem right

  • know what to do when things go wrong

Smart Relationships and Blogging

The Manaiakalani Programme is committed to supporting effective practice in this highly digital world we live in (Learn Create Share).

Sharing Connects us with each other, emotionally and practically.

  • Sharing positively, makes a difference to our lives - academically (particularly writing) and to our wellbeing.

  • Sharing digitally has both a reach and speed advantage

We believe Sharing/Tohatoha is fundamentally about people making connections. Making connections and sharing via their blogs enables our young people to connect with an authentic audience and provides a rich and engaging platform to learn how to maintain positive and supportive online relationships. This graphic represents the valued elements of sharing in the world we live in, specifically the Who we are sharing with and represents our relentless focus on the positive of living in a connected world.

We are also using our class blogging platform to build powerful connections across our clusters through Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu, our team blogging programme. Participating and contributing to Tuhi Mai Tui Atu supports our young people to make smart decisions about how they share online and experience positive, healthy, online interactions.

Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu is designed to empower our young people to learn to be Cybersmart through leaving quality blog comments and engaging in online behaviour and thinking that elevates positive actions.

To find out more and register your class please visit the website.

Google has partnered with the educators at Pear Deck to create custom, interactive presentations and vocabulary flashcards to accompany the Be Internet Awesome curriculum.

We recommend previewing lessons and considering how best to use with your learners. Because lessons are created using Google Slides they can be copied and repurposed in response to your learners. Copies can also be used independently of the Pear Deck app.

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