AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND N4L
Kia ora Whānau
When ākonga learn from home, it’s important to make sure they stay safe online. The Ministry of Education and Network for Learning (N4L) in conjunction with Netsafe are offering a FREE filter to block the worst of the web on your child's laptop or iPad.
When you switch on safety, you protect your child’s device from the worst of the web. Not only will you block access to the sites listed below, you’ll also automatically switch on Google SafeSearch and activate the moderate viewing mode on YouTube.
When using the Switch On Safety filter, websites are blocked that contain: PHISHING SCAMS | MALICIOUS CONTENT | VIRUSES
Websites are also blocked when categorized as: Pornography, Violence and Hate, Illegal Content (inc Hacking, Plagiarism & Criminal Skills) Adult Content,
Suicide and Self-Harm Promotion, Gambling, Drugs, Filtering Avoidance (inc VPNs & proxies) Alcohol Sales, Peer-to-peer file transfers, Tobacco Sales & Personal Dating Sites.
DON’T WORRY: you can still access streaming sites like Netflix, YouTube, Lightbox, Neon and more.
If you are interested in using the Switch On Safety filter and want to find out more about how it works here is the link: https://switchonsafety.co.nz/