Digital First Census 2018 – what went wrong?

Guest blog: Accessibility and digital inclusion worker Bill Dashfield looks at the 2018 New Zealand Census, teases out reasons for the low response rate and suggests fixes. Ironically, the 2018 Census process prevented him from filling in his own census form online… ... Read more

50% of users asked if they used the internet were answering online.

Digital Divide worse than appears in latest report

Bill Dashfield looks at the latest World Internet Project report, which implies only 6% of New Zealanders don’t use the internet. However, non-representative sampling has skewed the results – the real percentage not using the internet is much higher. ... Read more

Di Daniels. Photo: David Haxton Kapiti News

Work in digital literacy honoured

NZ Herald: Di Daniels has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to digital literacy education, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Di led the 20/20 Trust’s Computers in Homes programme (currently suspended awaiting promised funding reinstatement) from small beginning to a national programme that helped 19,000 school families get online. ... Read more

New UK research: major social and financial benefits of being online

The Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index 2018 measures financial and digital capability of UK people, and shows clear social and financial benefits of being online vs offline. New this year is detailed Basic Digital Skills, digital skills in the workplace, new demographic data, money management attitudes and research on 11-18 year olds. ... Read more

Some of the thousands of families and people 20/20 Trust programmes have helped with digital skills and access.

No Budget funding for Computers in Homes is a setback for Digital Inclusion

20/20 Trust today expressed disappointment over the absence of a Budget announcement restoring funding for Computers in Homes (CiH). “We are concerned about the impact on the digitally excluded – the 100,000 school-aged children without internet access at home” said Laurence Millar of 20/20 Trust.  “These families will be cut further adrift each year that the world moves on and they are not digitally connected.” ... Read more

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Resources from Net Inclusion 2018

This article links to all resources from Net Inclusion 2018, Cleveland Ohio April 18-19. This 2-day national conference brought together USA digital inclusion community practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers to share digital equity, digital inclusion programs, and digital inclusion best practices. ... Read more

Team up with NetHui

Bring NetHui 2018 to your place

To widen community access NetHui again takes to the road, with one day NetHui in 3 locations in August/October. Team up with InternetNZ to bring New Zealand’s most inclusive diverse and interactive Internet-focused event to your town or city. ... Read more

6 March is Census Day

‘Digital first’ Census – help everyone’s voice be heard

The next census is on 6th March 2018, and is a ‘digital first’ census when people are sent an online code instead of paper forms. But most of the ‘digitally excluded’ people, that 20/20 programmes are for, do not have the internet. Please offer your help to make sure their voice is heard, and to complement and support the special efforts Census field teams will make to reach ‘offline’ dwellings and families. ... Read more

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