After months of build-up, Get Online Week, the UK’s flagship digital inclusion campaign, is finally here. Thousands of events will be taking place in communities like yours across the UK to help the millions of people who can’t or who rarely use the internet to develop the skills and confidence they need to reap all the benefits that the online world has to offer.
We’re so excited to see Online Centres from every corner of the country helping learners both old and new use the internet to try 1 thing that they would normally do offline.
If your organisation is taking part in Get Online Week, it isn’t too late to make sure that your events are registered on the official campaign map. It only takes a couple of minutes to do and will go a long way in helping you to advertise.
Don’t forget to share your activities on social media (using the hashtags #try1thing and #GOLW17) and check out our timetable of daily themes on the Get Online Week social media guide. We’re expecting to see lots of social media activity from Online Centres - we would love for you to let us know what you’re up to!
Helen Milner OBE, Chief Executive of Good Things Foundation, said: “In today’s world, using Facebook or checking the weather online isn’t enough to make someone a truly digital citizen. Millions of people are still missing out on the huge benefits the internet can offer.
“Campaigns like Get Online Week not only help to raise awareness of digital exclusion, still a huge problem even in 2017, but also reach new people still nervous about doing more online and help them find the support they need to take that next step.
“We believe in a world where everyone can benefit from digital and Get Online Week is critical in encouraging thousands of people to explore the internet for the first time.”
To everyone who has registered for the campaign or is supporting the campaign, thank you! We hope you have a great Get Online Week.