Writing for pleasure to showcase the best Australia has on offer.
Published January 15th 2020
Technology is here to stay, be connected with digital
I know how hard it is for me to stay abreast with new technology especially on a mobile; just imagine how difficult it is for the elderly who were not born or brought up in a fast-moving era as it is today.
Be Connected is an Australian wide initiative empowering and teaching all Australians to succeed in a digital world. Through their website, you can learn by taking the step-by-step videos at a pace suitable to yourself and well as watching as many times as you like. There is no pressure with others at different levels; your classroom is your private space at home.
You can choose from a variety of subjects in the Topics Library, which include learning about the internet and sending emails, using your digital device – computer, laptop or phone, how to avoid scams, on-line shopping, research hobbies plus much more.
To get started go to the login page, type in your email address and select a password. You will be asked to fill in a few words about yourself before clicking the 'sign up for FREE button'.
If you have not used the internet before it can be quite scary as everyone has heard about others being taken for a ride; well this site is safe and secure as it is an Australian Government initiative developed to assist everyone in the knowledge and experience with online technology. Available also is Be Connect Network where you can connect with others to develop your skills.
Being able to send emails to family and friends and google information through the internet has made a huge difference to my eighty-six-year-old Mum; as this knowledge will make to you.