Learn new digital skills

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Empowering our community to thrive in the digital world

Mornington Peninsula Shire Libraries are partnering with the Be Connected Network to deliver a program for residents over 50 years in the Rosebud and Hastings areas, who would like a little more help with their digital skills.

The program aims to educate older Australians on the digital world, including how to stay socially connected to family and friends. Participants will be able to gain confidence in navigating the internet and learn how to stay safe online by creating strong passwords and avoiding scams. The virtual short course commences Thursday 9 July and will also cover topics such as online shopping, using email, social media, search engines and online forms, downloading and saving documents, watching and listening online, video calling and online hobbies such as researching family history. 

All classes will be accessed from the safety of your home using Zoom video conferencing.  The classes will start at 2pm every second Thursday and run for about 45 minutes.  To enrol in all or one of the following subjects please call the course organiser Liza Allitt on 0466 841 327. Don't worry if you are new to using Zoom Liza will talk you through how to connect. 

July 9 - Creating safe passwords

Find out why we need safe passwords and how to make sure yours is as safe as possible.

July 23 - Avoiding Scams and tricks 

We have all heard of the scams and tricks that can happen online. In this session, we will teach you the steps you need to take to stay safe online. 

August 6 - Browsing the internet

You will learn all about browsing the internet including using a web browser to view websites, creating bookmarks so you can quickly go back to your favourite places and what copyright means online.

August  20 - Email

You will learn all about using emails, including how to set up your own email account, as well as how to open, read and send emails safely. 

September 3 - Connecting with Facebook 

We will show you how to  create your own Facebook account, keep your account safe and find your friends and family. 

September 17 - How to use WhatsApp

You will learn how to use WhatsApp to message your friends and family for free. We will also teach you how to make video calls using WhatsApp and how it may affect your data. 

October 1 - Paying safely online and how to join PayPal

You will learn how to pay safely online through a number of different options. We will compare the different ways you can pay online and see which on you think will work best for you. 

October 15 - How to shop online

We will show you how you can use the internet to compare prices, your rights when buying online and secure payment methods.

October 29 - Listening and watching online

You will learn TV online and access catch-up services like ABC iView and SBS OnDemand. The course will also teach you how to access the radio online and use music services to listen to your songs whenever you like