Courses for Seniors

Introduction to the Internet

Free* for Seniors 60+

Course Description

Welcome to the Internet! For people who didn’t grow up with computers, the internet can seem like a scary place. There is a world of unfamiliar jargon and new ways of communicating to contend with, and sometimes it can seem overwhelming. The truth is, however, that the internet has become quite user-friendly in recent years, and anybody is capable of accessing millions of websites, sending emails, shopping and banking online, and much more.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

You’ve heard of the internet but aren’t really sure of what it can offer you, let alone how to get connected to it, which type of internet connection to choose, or how to use it. This workshop explains it all.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

An internet-connected laptop; feel free to bring your own, but we will have laptops available for everyone! 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

This workshop will walk you through the very basics of the internet: how it works, how to get online and how to surf the web. Once you've got the hand of this, we’ll go through some of the features of your web browser that can make navigating the web much easier. We’ll also look at important browser add-ons that will let you see all the web has to offer, including videos and music. Then we’ll get you started with some of the best sites for common things you might like to do on the internet. Finally, we’ll provide some tips for keeping yourself safe online. At the end, you should be able to sign up for an internet service and access and search the internet on your home computer.

 

Call us to book in for our next session! 

Kiama Campus 02 4232 1050

Shoalhaven Campus 02 4423 0351

*The NSW ‘Tech Savvy Seniors’ program is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded through a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra.

Times

Date Duration Class Times Location
Express Your Interest Wed 6 Oct 3 weeks 9am-11pm North Nowra Community Centre
Express Your Interest Mon 25 Oct 3 weeks 12:30-2:30pm Kiama Community College