Get Online & Try 1 Thing #try1thing At Kensington Community Learning Centre 6th October 10am-3pm
Almost everyone has heard about some of the ways the internet can help you save money, save time, and make life easier and more fun. But if you’re not confident using a computer, tablet or smartphone, or you’ve heard about some of the dangers of being online, it can be difficult to take that next step.
But getting the most out of the internet doesn’t have to be scary. We think that doing just one thing online is all you need to do to get started, and we’re running events to help people do just that!
Come and join us on the 6th October, there is no need to book, just call into the centre between 10am and 3pm. There will be free tea, coffee and biscuits, a raffle, tombola and games! and lots of people to help you to TRY 1 THING!
Things you may want to try:
- Reading the newspaper
- Listening to your favourite radio station
- Keeping in touch with friends and family
- Getting health information
- Booking GP appointments/ordering repeat prescriptions
- Playing games
- Learn a language
- Learn a new hobby or more about an existing hobby
- Get directions
or maybe there is something else you want to try!
About get online week 2017
Get Online Week 2017 is here to help the 15.2 million people in the UK who are not making full use of the internet. Running from 2 - 8 October, the campaign is encouraging people to take the next step to being more confident and independent online, by asking them to Try 1 Thing - use the internet to do just one thing that they usually do offline.
It could be their first online shopping experience or video call, setting up online banking, GP appointments or benefit claims, or applying for a job online - anything that they haven’t had the skills or confidence to try before now.
Starting out on the internet means finding something that you want or need to be able to do. That’s why our campaign this year is asking people to Try 1 Thing. The work of our brilliant Online Centres Network has shown that once people are supported to take the first step, they can be confident enough to try one more thing, and then another, setting them on the path to regular internet usage and all the benefits that this can bring.
Helen Milner OBE, Chief Executive of Good Things Foundation, the charity behind Get Online Week, says:
“In today’s world, using Facebook or checking the weather online isn’t enough to make someone a truly digital citizen. Millions of people are still missing out on the huge benefits the internet can offer.
Campaigns like Get Online Week are a great way for us not only to raise awareness of digital exclusion, still a massive problem even in 2017, but also to reach new people still nervous about doing more online.”