Dear parents and whānau




We want our school to be a safe place. 

Because of the rapidly changing times, our children are growing up in and, the mounting challenges and harms they are facing online we need to start talking about and tackling this as a community.


As such, we have organised Author, Filmmaker and Speaker Rob Cope, producer of the documentary “Our Kids Online” to come and give what promises to be a humorous and eye-opening evening talk to our parent community.


His talk will cover:

  • Cyberbullying – How cyberbullies can reach our kids 24/7

  • Social media – The pressure for kids to build an online brand that is often far removed from their authentic selves. FOMO, Highlight Reels 

  • Gaming and the developing brain – An oversupply of dopamine leading to dopamine deficiency, synaptic pruning, and the underdevelopment of social skills and empathy

  • Naked Selfies – The pressure to send nudes from intermediate up through high school 

  • Online predators – The methods they use, how to spot them, and how to get out from under their control if your child has been trapped

  • Online porn vs healthy sexuality – How consuming online pornography as a child or teen can create a sexual template where violence, aggression, and dominance are seen as normal and consent can become very blurry



  • Filters – Which filters are best and how to install them

  • Smartphones – How to lock down a smartphone to make it a safe phone

  • Boundaries – How to put good boundaries in place around device use 

  • 3 golden rules – The 3 golden rules that will keep your kids safe

  • Talking to your kids – How to have difficult conversations with your kids

  • Challenging our own phone and device usage – Reconnecting as a family.

Here is a promotional video for you to watch Our Kids Online Parent Evening.


The talk will be held in our school hall on Thursday 22nd June from 7- 9pm.


We strongly encourage at least one adult from each family to attend, this topic is too big for us not to pay attention.  



Fintan, Sue and Monique