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It's a great week to get online with VIVID!

According to the Office of National Statistics 22% of the population still have extremely limited or basic online skills. So, housing association VIVID is having its own digital drive for communities in the south for National Get Online Week (GOW) from 14-20 October.

VIVID already has a team of volunteer Digital Mentors across the south with a talent for nurturing those looking to get started online or just to be more confident using the internet and tackling internet safety concerns.

Each day of GOW the Digital Mentors will be running sessions that’ll help people get comfortable online using the internet to do things like complete online forms, use search engines, email and shop online as well as how to make sure of secure surfing.

Sessions will be being held in Basingstoke, Fareham and Eastleigh. See the time-table below.

GOW is a Good Things Foundation campaign. The Good Things Foundation is a social change charity, helping people to improve their lives through digital.

VIVID Partnership Manager Cleon Hutton said: “Get Online Week is a great opportunity for people to take a first dive into the fantastic benefits the internet offers. while also addressing how to stay smart and get free advice on internet security.

“Our volunteer mentors are running free daily bitesize workshops in various venues. All you need to do is book on for a location and time that suits your needs on 0800 652 0898.”

You can find full details below and call 0800 652 0898 to book a place for a byte size session.

VIVID staff and mentors will be on hand at sessions to walk people through processes and show them simple tips to make the internet safe. They will also help any VIVID customers set up their online account which allows them to manage their rent payments, book repairs and other benefits.

 

GET ONLINE WITH VIVID

Date

Time

Venue

Topics

14 October

“byte-size” sessions 10.30am-1.30pm

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

  • Myth busting concerns
  • Get online
  • Safe online
  • Stay smart on a smart device

14 October

1 to 1 sessions 10am-2pm

Eastleigh library

  • Get to grips with technology

15 October

Byte-size sessions 3.30pm-6pm

Broadlaw Community Centre Fareham

  • Myth busting concerns
  • Get online
  • Safe online
  • Stay smart on a smart device

15 October

1 to 1 sessions 10am-2pm

Eastleigh Library

  • Get to grips with technology

16 October

1 to 1 sessions 10am-2pm

Eastleigh Library

  • Get to grips with technology

17 October

1 to 1 sessions 10am-2pm

Eastleigh Library

  • Get to grips with technology

17 October

“byte size” sessions 10am – 3pm

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

  • Myth busting concerns
  • Get online
  • Safe online
  • Stay smart on a smart device

18 October

1 to 1 sessions 10am-2pm

Eastleigh Library

  • Get to grips with technology

19 October

1 to 1 sessions 10am – 12.30pm

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

  • Get to grips with technology

Our volunteer digital mentors are running free daily bitesize workshops in various venues. All you need to do is book on for a location and time that suits your needs on 0800 652 0898

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