Jump on board and learn to surf the digital wave

Release Date: 23/02/2017

Broaden your digital horizons during Be Online fortnight which begins on Monday 27 February in Richmond’s libraries and open your mind to all that the online landscape has to offer.

From Facebook to Twitter, buying and selling on eBay or checking what’s on the television – these free hour-long taster sessions have everything an internet novice may need. Sessions are taking place at the Information and Reference Library in the Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond from Monday 27 February to Saturday 11 March.

Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Meena Bond, said:

“Be Online fortnight is almost upon us and there’s a range of free taster sessions for beginners that will walk you through everything you need to know. It starts next Monday so book a place over the phone or online today.”

The hour-long sessions include:

  • Buying on eBay, Monday 27 February – 2.30pm
  • Selling on eBay, Monday 27 February – 4.30pm
  • Online Storage, Tuesday 28 February – 2.30pm
  • Facebook, Wednesday 1 March – 2.30pm
  • Staying Safe Online, Thursday 2 March – 10.30am
  • Discovering Tablets, Saturday 4 March – 10am
  • Twitter, Monday 6 March – 2.30pm
  • Digital Magazines, Wednesday 8 March – 2.30pm
  • TV and Radio Online, Wednesday 8 March – 4.30pm
  • Tablets Made Easy, Thursday 9 March – 2.30pm
  • Files and Folders, Friday 10 March – 2.30pm
  • You & Your Phone, Saturday 11 March – 10.30am

A friendly ICT guide for older residents has also been made available by Richmond Council. ‘It’s never too late to get online’ is an easy to follow step-by-step guide designed especially for older residents to make new technology accessible. The guide covers all areas of the social and digital landscape from the benefits of using new technology, what equipment older residents should use and free online training to Wi-Fi access and where to buy computers and tablets.

To book your place at a Be Online session visit your local library or telephone 020 8734 3308. Alternatively you can book online.

A copy of the Council’s ICT guide for older residents is available.

Updated: 23 February 2017