Spring Online with Digital Unite- Celebrating Silver Surfers

May 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The benefits of using the internet are unmistakable, and with a huge government push to get everyone online; David Cameron appointed Internet Guru Martha Lane Fox as England’s ‘Digital Champion’ there are hundreds of ways to get started.

It’s great to hear that ‘Spring Online’ hosted by Digital Unite are celebrating Silver Surfers between 16th– 20th May with digital taster sessions up and down the country. Introducing the elderly (or anyone who chooses to attended) to the digital world.

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I was overjoyed to see a massive 10 events taking place within my local area all at different times and venues to accommodate everyone.  Simply type your postcode into Events Finder or call 0800 77 1234 for more information about what’s available near you.

If you do decide to attend a session, what can you expect? A general introduction to computers the internet and how you can use such to your advantage. Sessions are run by experts who are there to teach you all about the internet, its purpose and functions. Importantly they can help you apply the internet into your life whether you want to use the internet to pay bills, order shopping or email friends and family.

In some sessions little helpers might be on hand too, as Digital Unite have worked alongside some schools, getting school children to sharing their internet knowledge, which has been a great success and perfect way for the community to come together.

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What’s great is the help doesn’t stop there. The Digital Unite website has kitted itself out with ‘Learning Zone’ where you can find amazing features to help silver surfers and internet novices. There are hundreds of online guide which cover computer basics- as simple as ‘how to turn on a computer’ to more intermediate activities like ‘digital photo sharing’ and downloading.

The selection of help is quite outstanding and reflects how important getting online seems to be. I’m really passionate about encouraging everyone, and specifically elderly people to get online as I believe that the digital world can open up an entire new dimension in life.

So take full advantage of Spring Online- learn something new and become a Silver Surfer!

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