Welcome to the first In Brief for 2024. We hope the start of the year has been a positive one. If you’re unfamiliar with these newsletters, they’re a great way to share the latest news, customer stories and tips with you. 

In this edition, learn more about N4L and what support is available to you via our latest video. See what’s new from our friends at Netsafe. And finally, we introduce you to Laura, our Partner Success Lead and showcase the amazing work she does. 

It’s been a busy start to the year at the N4L offices, with Chinese New Year, International Women’s Day and a visit from the Minister of Education, Hon. Erica Stanford – we’d love to have you follow us on LinkedIn where you can see all the latest news from N4L.

As always, we’d love to hear if you have any thoughts on our newsletter. Send your feedback to [email protected]

Heads up
We’re attending the following events in the coming months – come say hi and have a chat! We’d love to hear what your school is doing or answer any questions you might have. And as always, we’ll have all the latest info about exciting developments that N4L has in the works!

SPANZ Principals Conference
Sunday 26 to Wednesday 29 May – Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown

Interface Auckland Expo
Friday 31 May – Trusts Arena, Auckland

New Zealand School Boards Association Conference
Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 June – Takina Conference Centre, Wellington

New Zealand School Business Managers Association Conference
Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 July – Te Pae Convention Centre, Christchurch

In case you missed it
Having printing issues?

If your school has been experiencing any printing issues, check out this troubleshooting guide our engineers have developed. It includes recommended approaches to help support schools. You can see the guide here.

How N4L helps schools and kura

Find out a bit more about who we are and the work we do to help keep ākonga and kaiako safer online.

Two students learning on a laptop at school

Meet Laura, our Partner Success Lead

Laura helps us maintain a close relationship with our wonderful panel members. Find out what drew her to N4L (and her favourite cake).

Introducing Laura

Netsafe’s Kete is now live

A brand new tool for educators is now live from our friends at Netsafe – inside is a wide range of resources to support online safety and digital citizenship capability across schools and kura. Teachers can tailor their search for resources based on their specific role, the age of their students, or a particular subject. This initiative provides a valuable asset for teachers seeking to integrate online safety education into their curriculum. You can check it out here. 

2.7B – Unsafe websites blocked

An attempt on the network to send users to malicious websites.

27M – Security threats blocked 

An attempt to access a website that’s been blocked based on the category the website is associated with.

12.6PB – Website data usage

This is the total amount of data (in petabytes) used by schools across NZ throughout the term (for context, a normal website is roughly 3 megabytes).

NB: The above statistics are for term 4 2023 – 9 Oct to 20 Dec 2023
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