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Three-quarters of New Zealanders have been the target of an online or telephone scam

This is the first report in a series of three reports based on a recent survey of New Zealanders which examined their ownership and use of electronic devices such as smartphone, tablets, and laptops. Conducted online, between February-May 2018, with a nationally-representative sample of New Zealanders, 18 years and over, the survey also investigated their use of and opinions about social media, including their concerns with privacy and safety.

The key results of this report on social media and cyber security are:

  1. Opinion is mixed about the pros and cons of social media – 79% of New Zealanders said they had visited a social media site in the last 7 days; however, 53% are concerned about privacy, and almost 10% disconnected in the last year for a ‘prolonged period of time’, while a little over 25% thought about doing this.

  2. Almost three-quarters of New Zealanders (72%) state they have been the target of some kind of scam, either online or by telephone.

  3. As a result, three-quarters believe cyber security is a ‘major issue’ (76%), with 45% worrying about what happens with their personal data.

You can access the report here.

Latest media release

09/05/18 - Beyond the economic value of the international education sector in New Zealand

Education New Zealand has just released a report based on research that we are proud to have completed on its behalf. This research was commissioned to provide an evidence base for the broader benefits of international education to New Zealand.

These benefits include community-based and socio-cultural benefits, as well as educational benefits, resulting from the presence of international students in our schools and campuses and in our communities generally (and their families who come to visit), exposing us to different world views and ways of doing and thinking about things, as well as helping us to connect with other countries and regions of the world.

It also includes direct and indirect economic benefits, such as filling specialist domestic skills shortages, introducing innovation to New Zealand workplaces, and helping to build New Zealand’s global linkages, as well as tuition fees and other spending by students.

This research study involved two main streams of work which were completed between May and July 2017:

  • A literature scan, which reviewed how other countries value contributions made by international students coming to study in their country.

  • Four case studies with New Zealanders who have had actual, first-hand experience of the benefits and contributions made by international students who have come to study in New Zealand (one each on tourism; diplomacy and trade; business and innovation; and education, community, and culture).

To provide context, a brief overview of the statistical information about the international education sector in New Zealand was also prepared.

View the report here


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