Advice NI takes part in Get Online Week 2019

As part of Get Online Week we helped a group of older people boost their digital skills by showing them how to fill out online forms and demonstrating streaming music online.

Image removed.Get Online Week is a nationwide campaign delivered by the Good Things Foundation to help people boost their digital skills. 12 million people in the UK lack basic digital skills and 5.3 million people have never been on the internet.

This annual digital inclusion week has been running for over 10 years. There were hundreds of events running across the UK last week which covered topics such as avoiding online scams, using an iPad and learning about social media.

As part of Get Online Week we held an event at Ballynafeigh Community Development Association on Thursday 17th October 2019. We had a fantastic turn out from the older people's group who came along to learn about setting up email addresses and filing out online forms. We also had a lot of fun demonstrating how to stream music online through Spotify. 

Our three volunteers did a tremendous job leading the class and they were assisted by Advice NI staff to ensure that everyone got the most from the event.

It was great to catch up with some familiar faces who had taken part in our 10 week Rights 4 Seniors Digital Course.

Everyone had an enjoyable time learning about all things digital and left with a better knowledge of using the internet.

We've put in a lot of work over the years to promote digital inclusion across Northern Ireland. If you want to find out more information about the work we've done you can read our Supporting Active Engagement report as well as finding out about our Building Resilience in Retirement project