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Assessing safety risks in different environments and learning how to react to these are important skills for growing independence. We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to safety.  SCIS 1532747

See also: Digital citizenship in schools and Summer safety


This New Zealand website aims to educate younger people about the 111 emergency phone services and the police. This interactive site has games and question and answer activities centred on what to do in an emergency.

Suggested level: primary


From Netsafe, this site offers information and advice about keeping yourself and others safe from cyberbullying.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Digital Citizenship toolkit

The New South Wales government provides an interactive Digital Citizenship toolkit for teachers as well as students at primary and secondary level.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Digital NZ
This site provides access to thousands of pictures, video, sounds and objects from New Zealand museums, libraries, galleries, archives and private institutions.
To discover a set and items, use the search term 'safety.'

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Get fire wise

This New Zealand Fire Service website offers a range of fire safety education resources for pre-schoolers through to senior secondary students. All the education resources are designed to be delivered by teachers in the classroom but can be supported by fire fighters where appropriate.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers use the search term safety.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate.


This New Zealand website contains information on cyber bullying, copyright infringement, laws around downloading music and video files, internet scams, and Facebook security.

Suggested level: secondary

New Zealand Police

Provided by the New Zealand Police this website covers a range of safety tips for situations in the home, work, boat, internet as well as visitors to New Zealand, safe buying and selling guidelines. Also links to the ‘no bully’ service.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Road Safety tips

From New Zealand Land Transport, this website explains the key things you need to teach young children about staying safe when crossing the road, walking, biking, taking the bus and even playing around home.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate

Ruben the safety bear

Produced by the Waikato Regional Council, this interactive website focuses on road safety for younger levels. The site offers activities and stories, kids club, printable resources and further topic links.

Suggested level: primary

Safety Begins at Home

From ACC, this site provides range of fun activities to educate young children on safety awareness around the home, and farm.

Suggested level: junior, primary

Stay safe

Learn how to play it safe at home, outdoors, and on the road during any season of the year.

Suggested level: primary

Water Safety New Zealand

This website provides water safety advice on a range of water based activities and environments such as swimming, boating, pools and beaches. Also offers educational videos and printable resources for a range of learning levels.

Suggested level: junior, primary, intermediate, secondary


Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Milly, Molly and Oink, by Gill Pittar 2003 (picture book)
No dragons for tea, fire sfety for kids (and dragons), by Jean E. Pendziwol (picture book)
The hodgeheg, by Dick King-Smith, 2004, (fiction)

Stay dog safe. Department of Internal Affairs New Zealand.!OpenDocument