Now’s the time to get online with ‘Get Online Week 2020’ being held from 19-25 October.
The annual campaign aims to support 2.5million Australians who are not online through 700 digital skills mentoring events across the country.
Swan Hill Rural City Council Libraries Manager, Camille Cullinan said Swan Hill Regional Library is getting involved in the digital inclusion campaign by hosting several activities during Get Online Week.
“Digital skills are now essential for wellbeing, safety and participating in day to day activities such as accessing government and health services, paying bills, online shopping, social interaction, applying for jobs and many more,” Ms Cullinan said.
Ms Cullinan said the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the risks associated with digital exclusion.
“The library is looking forward to getting involved this year more than ever.
“Our activities will include an author talk on Wednesday, 21 October and we will be posting online tips as well as a related question on the library’s Facebook page each day.
“Readers who answer the question will be put into the draw to win a daily prize.
“We will also have online quizzes during the week,” she added.
Ms Cullinan said this year’s events show that now is such an important time to be online.
“The library wants to help our community stay connected and be comfortable using online devices, resources and services,” she said.
People needing support to learn digital skills can find a local Get Online Week event by contacting Good Things Foundation on 1300 795 897 or going to www.getonlineweek.com
To find out more contact Swan Hill Regional Library on 5036 2480 visit their website or follow them on Facebook: facebook.com/swanhilllibrary/