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Be Connected | Goldfields Library Corporation

Be Connected: Helping older Australians thrive in a digital world be connected

About Be Connected

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world.

Through the Be Connected online resources, Australians will be able to learn the basics of using digital devices and engaging with the internet, including:

  • talking to and seeing family and friends
  • keeping up to date with news and what’s happening around the world 
  • being safer while online 
  • finding new friends who share interests and hobbies
  • connecting with old friends
  • shopping and selling online, safely and securely

This fantastic portal provides free interactive learning activities, training courses, web apps and how-to videos. Goldfields Libraries is registered as a Be Connected network partner.

More information about the Be Connected program can be found on their website: https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/

 

Who is eligible?

If you are aged 50 and over – you are eligible to be part of our Be Connected program.

Upcoming workshops

Staying Safer Online

Discover the essentials of safe passwords, how to pay safely online and tips to avoid scams and tricks.

Wednesday 14 July, 2.30-3.30pm
Kyneton Library
book a ticket for The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Introduction to buying and selling online

Learn all about online shopping, from comparing prices to paying securely online with PayPal. Stay safe when buying and selling online from traditional retailers and online marketplaces like eBay.

Friday 16 July, 2-3pm
Castlemaine Library
book a ticket for The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Introduction to Be Connected

Join our guided tour of the Be Connected portal and discover life online. Find interactive learning activities, training, web apps and how-to videos to develop your online skills and confidence.

Tuesday 20 July, 2-3pm
Bendigo Library
book a ticket for The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Getting started with Video Calls

Open up your world with the video calling apps Zoom, Skype and Facetime. We’ll show you how to set up and get started.

Thursday 22 July, 10-11am
Woodend Library
book a ticket for The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Introduction to Family History Online

Discover how to research your family history online, with tips and tricks on getting the most out of the internet, step-by-step guides on beginning your family tree and more.

Thursday 5 August, 10-11am
Woodend Library
book a ticket for The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Tuesday 10 August, 11.30am-12.30pm
Gisborne Library
book a ticket for The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Tuesday 17 August, 2.30-3.30pm
Kyneton Library
book a ticket for The Lost Art of Letter Writing
 

 

For more tech-help sessions in Castlemaine, click here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, need help with getting started on Be Connected or wish to register your interest for future courses please email: beconnected@ncgrl.vic.gov.au