• These days, home broadband access is vital for children's learning and their family's digital inclusion.

    Four Nelson-Tasman libraries now offer affordable Spark Jump internet

    Today Spark Foundation and 20/20 Trust announced Spark Jump pre-pay subsidised broadband is available to more families in the Nelson-Tasman region, enabling more students to keep up with digital skills necessary for today. Libraries in Nelson, Richmond, Motueka and Takaka will help families set up and manage their Spark Jump internet connections.   Read more at Stepping Up

  • Kaipara District Library and Te Roroa Learning Assistance are partnering to bring Spark Jump to Dargaville

    Spark Jump bridges ‘Digital Divide’ in Dargaville

    Today Spark Foundation and 20/20 Trust have announced that Spark Jump pre-pay subsidised broadband is available to more families in Dargaville through Te Roroa Learning Assistance and the Dargaville Public Library, enabling more students to keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. Read more at Stepping Up

  • Netsafe Harmful Digital Communications in New Zealand ANNUAL POPULATION SURVEY 2017

    First Harmful Digital Comms survey report out

    Netsafe, NZ’s online safety organisation has released its first Harmful Digital Communications Annual Population Survey. The research reports on attitudes, behaviours and impacts of harmful digital communications in NZ. A key focus is perceptions and experiences of harm and distress in the last year. Read more

  • Spark Jump too good to be true?

    Wairarapa Times-Age 5th February  2018: If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. But that’s not the case with an offer of heavily discounted internet for Wairarapa families battling the digital divide. Masterton District Library digital services manager Paul Greville is conducting ‘Spark Jump’ sessions at the library, a free programme which sets people up with a 4G free-loan router pre-loaded with 30GB/30 days of free data; it’s for families in low-income communities with children under 18 who don’t have a broadband connection at home. Read more at Stepping Up

  • Safer Internet Day 2018 - Create, connect and share respect. A better internet starts with you!

    Safer Internet Day 6 Feb 2018 – Create, connect and share respect

    Safer Internet Day 2018 is on February 6th, Waitangi Day. This year’s theme is “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”. It is an invitation for everyone to join in and engage with others in a respectful way in order to ensure a better digital experience. Here are some useful resources, including the Netsafe 2018 STAYING SAFE ONLINE GUIDE. Read more

  • Digital Marketing ICDL module available in NZ

    This module – now available in New Zealand – sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the fundamentals of digital marketing, including creating a web presence, optimising content for search engines, using social media platforms, carrying out online marketing and advertising across a range of services & monitoring and improving campaigns using analytics. Read more at ICDL New Zealand