Taperoo Community Centre’s new Staying Connected program is helping participants develop their digital literacy in an increasingly online world.

The program is open for all ages and provides free, practical support on how to use technology for everyday living.

UnitingSA Course Facilitator, Fabio Boniardi, says the program helps people develop awareness, confidence and independence in using digital technologies and the internet.

“At the beginning of the course, participants were scared and didn’t want to use technology,” said Fabio. “Now they are more confident and I’m excited to see how they progress and improve.”

Participant, Elaine, shares that she hopes to use her new skills to keep up with her Grandson.

“The younger generation expect people to know these technological skills, but (some people) just don’t,” said Elaine. “I’m learning to walk before I run and am enjoying building my knowledge of the basics.”

“I would definitely recommend the course to others.”

Topics covered during the weekly sessions include:

  • How to use mobile phones, tablets and computers
  • How to safely access services and connect with others online
  • Social media
  • Cyber security and scam tips
  • Safe passwords, plus much more

The course is delivered on Thursdays from 10am until 11.30am at Taperoo Community Centre (14 Yongala Street, Taperoo).

To book into the term two program, which commences on 5 May 2022, call Kathy on 8248 2122 or kmiller@unitingsa.com.au.

Find out more about Taperoo Community Centre here.