Testimonials

 

Reefton Area School
Wayne Wright
Principal

I am writing to outline our appreciation for the work carried out by John Parsons in our School and wider community.  Buller R.E.A.P sponsored John’s work in our community. We were very impressed by the quality of his presentation and the key messages of support….

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Anne Price – Public Health

Jenny Dravitzki – Sport Tasman

From the beginning of our association with “Simulate to Educate”, John has provided a highly valued and professional service. John has a unique knowledge base which provided for an interactive and specialised workshop for teachers…

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Kindra Douglas

Director
Victory Community Health Centre
Nelson


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

This letter is to acknowledge and support John Parsons and his simulate2educate work in our community. What John has created and is now making available to our community, his skills and talents in this field of internet safety is simply unparalleled in New Zealand


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Isaac Day

Principal
Enner Glynn School
Nelson

What John does is focus us on changing our behaviours. Our students now ask permission to take photos of others and tell people what those photos will be used for, our students also ask people what will happen with...
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Lucy Feltham

 

Head Teacher
NCG Preparatory School
Nelson

The main elements that particularly appealed to our staff was that it was a health unit, not IT learning. It uses the context of the digital world to educate all involved about the appropriate ways to interact...
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Andrea Smith

Acting Deputy Principal
Parklands School

I am writing the following account in support of the education John Parsons and his team have developed…. The education is values based and is best described as Internet Heath and Safety Education. John’s delivery forms part of the professional development that I am undergoing.
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Sarah Kennedy, M.Ed, B.Sc. PGCE

Acting Principal at Salisbury School
Richmond

I strongly believe this programme should be incorporated as a National Curriculum unit under Health or the ICT technology areas. It is vital to the safety of our students who, I am aware, are spending a great deal of time on line with minimal supervision...
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Duncan Fuller

 

Immediate Past President
Nelson Senior Net

I have been a member of Nelson SeniorNet for more that 12 years. During that time we have never held a workshop which has been as successful as our Internet Safety Workshop.
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Geoffrey Samuels

Registered Clinical Psychologist
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Bridge Street Nelson

I consider his education to be both groundbreaking and real, i.e. not simply a series of pamphlets and platitudes...
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Annette Milligan

Director
INP Medical Clinic
Nelson

There are few times in life when you come across something which you instantly recognize as truly remarkable...
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Briar Haven

BCouns, ACC approved Counsellor
MNZAC

I recommend him without reservation as an outstanding educator and innovator in the field of Cyber-safety. Seldom does one find a person as highly qualified in the IT domain with such a depth of insight into human nature and behaviour….. As a counsellor specialising in recovery from sexual trauma, I have been referring other specialists to him for up-dating themselves on the growing incidence of predatory behaviour on the internet...
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Talia Walker

YMCA Alternative Education teacher
The students he has introduced it to at the YMCA all engaged in the session and had positive feedback afterwards...
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Maree Shalders

MANAGER
Youth Nelson

John Parsons is a skilled and professional facilitator who is committed to educating as many as he is able, of the dangers of online use, and is able to deliver this programme to all skill levels. I strongly recommend this programme to everyone, even those who don’t use the Internet...
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Teacher at a Nelson School

I am writing to let you know how impressed I have been with the long-lasting effect you had on my students regarding computer and internet safety.. .Some reported to me that they were teaching their parents things
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Volunteer

Citizens Advice Bureau Nelson Tasman
I liked John's approach: enthusiastic, a sense of urgency, ethical but not righteous, with an emphasis on the importance of family involvement to both avoid and solve problems.
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