Did you know 10 million people in the UK are still not using computers and the internet? Research is showing that ‘fear’ is the main thing stopping them from embracing the online world.
People who visit this website are digitally engaged and you may be working with people to get them more digitally engaged. Now is the ideal time to find someone who is scared and disconnected and help them overcome their fears.
Our partner UK online centres have launched the ‘Face your online fears’ campaign to support ‘Silver Surfers’ Day on Friday 21st May and we are working with them to promote their campaign.
This is probably one of the easiest campaigns you digitally connected bandwidth hogs can be involved in, all you need to do is, well, just what you do everyday, help people get on-line. The only thing different is if you haven’t already done so in your social media cafes & surgeries, just refocus a little bit and find someone over say 60 and help them overcome their fears.
UK online centres are running ‘Face your online fears’ events at 700 UK online centres across England so you could signpost your local UK online centre to people who would benefit or why not help them to get started at home or at your next SMC/S with the free ‘Face your online fears’ game which will give them an understanding of how to use a keyboard and mouse, online security, and even online shopping.
It’s really easy and they could even win a laptop. To find a centre running an event or play the game visit www.ukonlinecentres.com/faceyouronlinefears
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