The past two years with the fires and now COVID has shown us just how vital the internet is to both our professional and personal lives to be connected. But, too many people are still being left behind, without the skills or access they need to benefit from being online.
10 million people lack the most basic digital skills (Lloyds Bank UK 3rd Essential Digital Skills Benchmark 2021), and 67% of people said they would improve their digital skills if they knew support was available to help them if they needed it (Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index 2021).
Getting online confidently, safely and affordably has never been more important.
That is why we are running #GetOnlineWeek from the 18th-24th of October, a campaign dedicated to speaking for these people and to help them find free and friendly support to make the most of the internet.
The annual campaign aims to support 2.5 million Australians who are not online through hundred of face to face and online digital skills events across the country.
Find out how you can get involved by joining us at one of our digital skills events in your community.
18 – 24 October 2021
It’s Get Online Week again and for the fourth year running, we’ve partnered with Good Things Foundation Australia to help improve digital literacy skills in regional Australia and build digital leadership in the community to help others gain the independence and confidence to operate online.
Whether you need help using your smartphone or tablet, looking after your health online, or safely shopping online, there is a world of wonderful opportunities at your fingertips.
We’ve partnered with Be Connected, an initiative by the Australian Government, to help Australians build online skills and make the most out of the internet.
Why is it important?