Be Connected At Atherton Library

Tablelands Regional Council is offering free Be Connected courses and webinars in August.

Deputy Mayor Kevin Cardew recognised the importance of programs like Be Connected to increase the confidence, digital skills and online safety of older Australians.

‘These courses are fantastic for learning the basics, and giving you the confidence to further explore the digital world.

‘This month you can learn about safe online shopping, managing photos, government websites, connecting with others and staying safe on Facebook.

‘We’re also running a four-week course for iPhone and iPads.

‘Some of the courses are face-to-face at Atherton Library, and others are webinars that you can view at home or come to the library to watch,’ he said.

Safer Online Shopping Webinar

3¬–4pm Thursday 4 August

Learn the benefits of shopping and banking online, how to safely shop and pay online and how to safely do everyday banking online in this one-hour webinar.

Join us at the Atherton Library or watch online. Book to attend at the library by Wednesday 3 August.

Fun With Photos

9.30–11.30am Tuesday 9 August

Atherton Library

Learn tips on taking great photos and how to move your photos onto your computer.

Book at the library or call 4089 2247 before Monday 8 August.

Connecting to Others Webinar

10–11am Tuesday 16 August

Learn how to set up video calling and use Skype, WhatsApp and Face Time in this one-hour webinar.

Join us at the Atherton Library or watch online. Book to attend at the library by Monday 15 August.

How To Use Government Websites Webinar

2–3pm Thursday 18 August

Learn about government websites, how to keep your details safe, and how to set up and link a MyGov in this one-hour webinar.

Join us at the Atherton Library or watch online. Book to attend at the library by Wednesday 17 August.

Staying Safe on Facebook Webinar

2–3pm Friday 9 September

Learn what you can do on Facebook, privacy settings, scams and advertising in this one-hour webinar

Join us at the Atherton Library or watch online. Book to attend at the library by Thursday 8 September.

iPhone/iPad

Four-week course — 9.30–11.30am Tuesday 23 August, 30 August, 6 September and 13 September

Atherton Library

Learn how to set up and customise your Apple device, system settings, download and manage apps and customise your home screen.

Book at the library or call 4089 2247 between Tuesday 9 August and Monday 22 August.

This content has been developed by the eSafety commissioner as part of the Be Connected initiative.

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