About our Data & Insights Report 

Network for Learning’s (N4L) first Data & Insights Report shows New Zealand schools face ever increasing threats to online safety and security. This report outlines how we connect, protect and support New Zealand ākonga learning online. 

Key highlights

20.4% OF BLOCKED WEBSITES RELATE TO GAMING; 1.4% relate to pornography; 12% relate to social networking

2,000 online threats per minute blocked at school

Secondary students use twice as much data as primary students

3 million unsafe websites blocked from home

Spike in DDoS attacks week of 24 May 2020 when students were back at school

About the data

All information in this report is aggregated and no school or individual can be identified. You can find out more about how N4L collects and uses data from the Managed Network in our Privacy Statement. An independent third party assisted with the data work in this report (Datamine Limited).

N4L’s Managed Network internet services are used by all state and state-integrated schools. When school internet users visit and search for websites, the amount of data consumed, and where it stems from (website domains), is collected in accordance with our Privacy Statement. The data consumption includes automated traffic such as software updates.

Term 2 Snapshot | April – July 2020

Consumption per student per region in Term 2

Report dates

We focus on the second school term, April 15th – July 3rd 2020, which included 22 weekdays when schools were closed due to the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown. During this time, students were learning from home and not using our network. Throughout the report, some comparisons have been made to the data from the previous term (January 27th – March 27th), when schools were closed for up to four days.

Commonly blocked categories as a percentage of all website blocks

Have questions?

Want to know more? Email us at insights@n4l.co.nz or download the full report here.