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Digital Citizenship – the role of the EdTech Sector

Identifying dangers and opportunities affecting the lives and life chances of tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people).

Digital Citizenship is an evolving concept and focuses on the different ways that digital technology affects the lives and life chances of tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people), identifying dangers and opportunities. Join EdTechNZ and our panel as we delve into the vital role of the broader EdTech community and platforms.

A 2017 report by UNICEF argues that governments and the private sector need to do more to keep up with the pace of change and to protect our children and young people from new risks and harm. More focus is needed on how we are supporting all of them, and not leaving the most disadvantaged behind. 

What is the sector’s role in the enablement of Digital Citizenship, and what are some of the challenges we face? Issues like digital equity will be explored. 

Watch now to hear us discuss the important role the EdTech community plays to support and develop the Digital Citizens of the future.


  • Alana Pellow – Business Development Manager – Education New Zealand
  • Kathryn MacCallum – Associate Professor – Digital Education Futures
  • Evo Leota-Tupou – Founder and Director – Pacific Kids’ Learning (PKL)
  • Courtney Robinson – Teacher – Riccarton High School
  • Stuart Wakefield – Chief Digital Officer – Ministry of Education of New Zealand
  • Tia Durovich – Executive Committee Member – YTech NZ
  • Jared Daniel – Software Engineering Student – University of Auckland

EdTechNZ EdTechNZ is the voice of EdTech in New Zealand, supporting the growth of the sector. Our purpose is to drive the creative use of technology, inside and outside the classroom, for better student outcomes. We aim to facilitate a world class education system for all New Zealanders and showcase local EdTech to the world.