Many older Australians are deterred from using the internet, despite our awareness of the convenience it offers in maintaining connection and managing daily life. Lack of knowledge, skills, confidence and security concerns are the main barriers.
To help older Australians get online confidently and securely we are working with The Good Things Foundation – a strategic partner who specialises in digital connection and education. The Office of the eSafety Commissioner and Good Things Foundation have developed the online learning program, Be Connected, which is funded by the Australian Government. This free learning program contains easy to follow modules on a range of topics aimed at getting older Australians connected digitally and enjoying all the benefits of that - like Skyping grandchildren, reading the news online, reaching out to old friends on Facebook, or writing their memoir.