It’s Get Online Week This Week – 19th-25th October

It’s Get Online Week 19th-25th October and we’re encouraging people to learn how to use the internet.

The pandemic has highlighted that being able to use the internet is an essential way of coping with COVID-19 restrictions. Being able to video call a loved one, work from home or shop online is making all the difference to many people.

Unfortunately, not everyone has access to the internet or knows how to use it. If you know someone who needs help to get online or you want to improve your digital skills, you’ll find lots of useful suggestions in the articles below.

Do you know someone who can’t get online?

If you know someone who would like to learn but doesn’t know how to get started, there’s a special DigiKnow Helpline in Stockport to help them take those first steps.

If they don’t have access to a smartphone, tablet or computer there are free-to-borrow devices and data, and all come with support from community ‘Digital Champions’ to get online and stay safe online. 

If you or someone you know is interested in borrowing a device, please call the DigiKnow Helpline on 07537 127095.

Take your digital skills further

If you want to further develop your digital skills,  if you’re looking for a new job or need new skills for employment, there are lots of places that you can find help online for free:

Learn My Way offer free courses on how to use the internet, including using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and online safety. 

Find out more about the event and find an event in your area at uk.getonlineweek.com.