Embrace the Digital Age: Get Online Week 2023
In an era where the digital landscape is constantly evolving, the importance of being digitally connected has never been more apparent. From work to social interactions and even our daily routines, the internet has become an integral part of our lives. Get Online Week 2023 is a timely reminder that, even as adults, there is always room to grow, learn, and explore the digital world.
What is Get Online Week?
Get Online Week is an annual campaign, with this year’s running from the 16th to the 22nd of October, aimed at promoting digital inclusion and literacy among adults. The campaign encourages individuals to explore the many facets of the internet, from basic web browsing to more advanced skills like online banking, e-commerce, and digital creativity.
According to Get Online Week nearly 1 in 5 adults lack the most basic digital skills needed for everyday life. If you or your cared for struggle, here are some reasons why it’s important to improve your online skills.
Access to Services
A lot of information is available on websites and social media nowadays that can link you to essential services. Carers Support for example, has a just launched a new website with a special carer search function – designed to produce wider search results, giving the user information about topics they may not have known about. A lot of information is also shared across social media platforms to keep carers up to date with up to the minute news. There are also a range of online groups/events available, but you did need the ability to use Zoom via a device, e.g., a computer, tablet or mobile.
Boosting Career Opportunities
The job market is ever evolving, and many employers are seeking candidates with digital skills. Whether you’re looking to advance in your current job or explore new career opportunities, enhancing your digital literacy can significantly increase your chances of success.
Online Safety and Security
There are numerous online scams ever present, so it’s important to be aware of online safety and security, such as updating passwords and changing privacy settings.
Get Online Week has a number of events taking place across the country, take a look at their events map to see what is happening near you.