Matahui is proud to lead the way with our Digital Citizenship partnership with leading internet security company Symantec. Please see the details below.
Background Information for Pilot Schools
Prepared by CYBER SAFE KIDS
The opportunity for Symantec to partner with Cyber Safe Kids in the localised alignment of Common
Sense Media curriculum to the Australian, New Zealand and International Baccalaureate Primary Years
Programme is unique.
Robyn Treyvaud, founder of Cyber Safe Kids and her colleague Andrea Muller have been liaising with
Common Sense Media for the past 5 years and together with colleagues from the UK Safer Internet
Centre and South West Grid for Learning have become accredited trainers who have the necessary
permissions to work with and localise the alignments to the national curriculums of Australia, New
Zealand and the IB Primary Years Programme.
This would be the first use of the Common Sense Media resources to be developed with a local ‘flavour’
and provides a unique platform for global collaboration in support of digital citizenship.
Significantly, Symantec will be funding an alignment to the Australian and New Zealand curricula of
digital citizenship concepts developed by Common Sense Media:
Internet Safety Privacy & Security Relationships &
Digital Footprint &
Information Literacy Creative Credit &
Today, a safer Internet is one that is underpinned by the values of citizenship. This moves towards the
idea of ‘digital citizenship’ which reflects our growing understanding that online safety is more than just
the use of security software and passwords, but encompasses the actual ethics of being online and respect
for others. Ideally, digital citizens think critically, behave safely and participate responsibly.