Connecting with confidence at Denmark Library

Published: Thursday, 13 June 2019 at 1:58:25 PM

The Denmark Library is running a series of workshops for older residents on how to use digital technology with confidence and staying safe online.

The small workshops are based on the freely available Be Connected online course, a government initiative aimed at increasing the skills, confidence and online safety of older Australians exploring digital technology.

Manager Library Services Robyn Fairclough said Be Connected is an excellent and user-friendly way to empower people to thrive in a digital world.

“We hope to help these members of our community see the value of being connected online.  The workshops will provide access to appropriate training and support in a safe and familiar environment,” she said.

The service is particularly relevant to Denmark residents, with the 2016 census showing 76 percent of homes were connected to the internet – 3.8 percent above the regional state average. Combined with an older population base, the need for such support was evident, especially with respect to staying safe online.

The first Be Connected workshop will be for beginners on Monday 26th June at 10.30am and will focus on the basics of computers and the internet.

For more information on the workshops contact the Denmark Library on 9848 0306 or library@denmark.wa.gov.au.

Residents can gain access to some great learning aids on the Be Connected website at  https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au. Select Sign Up Today, Create New Account and nominate Denmark Public Library as the Support Centre.

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