Townsville Bulletin

Free digital learning


TOWNSVILLE’S U3A is launching a series of Free Digital Technology Informatio­n Sessions for seniors as part of Get Online Week.

Get Online Week, which runs until October 24, is a week-long annual campaign supporting people to improve their digital skills and close the digital divide.

U3A program facilitato­r Vicki Toci said less than 40 per cent of Australian­s were confident they could keep up with the rapid pace of technology changes.

Topics will focus on internet safety and include scams, online buying and selling, online banking, and tips for grandparen­ts and carers.

This will be followed with additional sessions, where seniors will be introduced to social media and chat services, helpful apps, smart home technology, government websites, digital legacy and more.

These informatio­n sessions will give seniors the chance to improve their digital skills and become motivated to learn more. For more informatio­n, visit u3atownsvi­­d. Registrati­ons are required as attendance is capped in line with Covid-safe requiremen­ts. Phone 0478 580 893 to secure a seat.

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