News tagged with Digital Literacy

Be Connected webinar series for older Australians – 10-20 July

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is hosting free webinar presentations to help older Australians stay safe online.

Running from 10-20 July, through their Be Connected program, these webinars aim to help the four million older Australians that are keen to improve their digital literacy, but want help addressing online safety concerns.

Presentations will be offered on two topics:
1. Safer online shopping, banking and public Wi-Fi access.
2. Can you spot a scam?

During the presentation participants will be … Read the rest



2017 State Election Priorities

Making Queensland Age-Friendly

2017 COTA Queensland State Election Priorities

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland is the peak body for Queensland seniors, advancing the rights, needs and futures of older Queenslanders since 1957.

COTA Queensland aims to help create a more just, equitable and caring community in which older people are actively involved and have access to appropriate support, services and care. These principles are consistent with the World Health Organisation (WHO) age-friendly communities approach.

COTA Queensland celebrated our 60th … Read the rest



Broadband for Seniors – Connecting Australians


Increasingly, we are all expected to access and research information online. So, what happens if you don’t have access to the internet, or are confident of using the world-wide web?

In recognition of this, the Commonwealth Government has been investing in the Broadband for Seniors program.

The program provides free access to basic computer training for anyone aged 50 years and over.

The training is provided online or via seniors’ kiosks located around Australia.

Volunteer tutors assist individuals to achieve … Read the rest