“The time is always right to do what is right.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anjela Webster [M.Ed Hons; B.Ed; Dip. Positive Psychology and Wellbeing] founder of Generation Online, is one of New Zealand’s leading voices in the complexities, challenges and risks in the online space for young people, kaimahi – staff, and whānau.
Anjela brings extensive knowledge and experience as an Education Advisor, researcher, leader, educator, and parent.
Anjela’s background is in education and research. In her career as an educator, Anjela held a number of leadership roles and taught from ECE, Primary, Intermediate and through to secondary school.
Advising on online safety, citizenship and wellbeing, Anjela has provided support for schools, kura, and organisations including the MoE, NZSTA, PPTA, NZEI, Police (SCO’s), Oranga Tamariki, DHBs, DIA, Refugee and ESOL groups, universities, Wellbeing clusters, Guidance Counsellors, NZAIMS, Kahui Ako, along with conference presentations and workshops.
In completing her M.Ed (Hons), Anjela focused her research on the complexities around the digital space for younger people, and implications for schools, kura and whānau. Anjela published in the Springer Teacher Education Encyclopedia (2019) ‘Cybersafety, Advice for Teachers’.
Understanding the relationship between online engagement and wellbeing is at the fore, in response, Anjela embarked on a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, and completed this in early 2022.
Anjela partners with Netsafe, Mindshift, and The Light Project.