eLearning Forum - Cyber Safety Education




Presenter: John Parsons - Citizen21

Facilitator: Bronwyn Dunnachie

John is an Internet Safety and Risk Assessment Consultant working with schools, the private sector and the health sector, providing specialist advice and direction on the safe and ethical use of Digital Communication Technology. He is a published author and a social commentator who works throughout New Zealand and Internationally.

Keeping Your Children Safe Online By John Parsons

Any person working front line in the community with children and families will understand the challenges children face when using ICT. This book gives front line workers knowledge they can use to inform and empower the guardians within the home to protect their children.


Topics covered include: https://www.citizen21.co.nz/resources

Parents and People working with children

LIVE STREAMING: UNDERSTAND THE RISKS FOR CHILDREN: https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/244747619971043

CHILDREN & ONLINE GAMES - A NOSY PARENT IS A LOVING PARENT: https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/653756001863893

BEDROOM, BATHROOM, PAJAMAS: https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/1112030665810052

HOW TO DEAL WITH ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR: https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/643131269822891

CIRCLE OF LIGHTHOUSES :https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=256299468768773

Follow John on Facebook to receive up to date information: www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/inbox

Awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International for his work in child protection online and in the community.
Specialist Training
John works alongside Police and health professionals delivering training in child protection to attendees who come from a wide range of professions. The focus of this work is the reduction of child abuse in New Zealand.
Presentations and Community Workshops
Presenting cyber safety workshops to those who work with young people in areas of health, education and safety. John also delivers parent/caregiver cyber safety workshops through school or community-based initiatives.
Working with Children and Families
Helping individuals, young people and families who have become ensnared by predatory adults across digital networks, as well as those who have been cyber abused and children or youth who abuse others using online technologies.
A large part of Johns work is in class with Primary, Intermediate and College age students
The Rights of Children and Young People
Promoting the rights of children to be judged fairly and recognize their rights to use communication technology safely and with respect for themselves and others. This is the foundation upon which he delivers his classroom workshops to students of all ages.
“Now, more than ever before, empathy, the ability to think about how another person is feeling, should be the foundation upon which we educate children on matters of judgement whether in the home, in the school or in the community" ~ John Parsons







Weekly eLearning Forum Thursday 9 July, 10:00 to 11:00