Be Connected – improving digital literacy for older Australians

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians in using digital technology.

Be Connected adopts a family and community centered approach to target those aged 50 years and over, who have minimal or no engagement with digital technology.

Resources will include:

  • A dedicated website with information and interactive training tools and resources for older Australians, their families and peers, and local community organisations.
  • Free access to one-on-one coaching and support through the Be Connected Network – a large group of community organisations located across Australia such as libraries, neighbourhood centres, community clubs, retirement villages and services supporting older Australians.

 

Through Be Connected, older Australians will be able to learn the basics of how to connect online, including how to:

  • use a digital device
  • be safe online
  • send emails
  • use Facebook and other social media
  • shop online
  • share holiday photos with family, and much more.

Be Connected builds on and replaces the existing Broadband for Seniors.

For more information please contact council.

  Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Esk
07 5424 4080

11am - 12pm
2pm - 3pm

9am-10am

11am-12pm

2pm-3pm

   

Kilcoy
07 5422 4950

 

11am - 12pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm
2:30 - 3:30pm

 

 

Lowood
07 5425 9104

1pm - 2pm
2pm - 3pm

 

9am - 10am
10am - 11am
11am - 12pm
2pm - 3pm

 
 

eReaders and Tablets

If you are thinking about buying an eReader or tablet or have bought one and feel a bit lost, these fortnightly hands-on sessions are for you.

Esk 
07 5424 4080

Monday 1 - 3pm

Kilcoy 
07 5422 4950

Wednesday 1 - 3pm

Lowood
07 5425 9104

Thursday 10 - 12pm