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Go ON - get more out of life online

  • Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

If you know someone who could be getting more out of life online, why not suggest they make going online their New Year's Resolution? To help them, free events will be running at more than 1,500 venues across the country as part of the 'Go ON – get more out of life online' campaign.

Find a 'GO ON' event

Find a free 'GO ON' event, a free computer course and where you can get free or cheap internet access

Why get online?

A total of 7 million jobs were posted online last year, 90 per cent of which require basic internet skills. More than half of all leisure travel is also now booked online.

Despite this, more than 9 million people in the UK are still not using computers and the internet at all. As a result, they’re potentially missing out on the benefits, conveniences and savings they can provide.

What’s more, the problem is worst for those already at a disadvantage. If you’re older, disabled, or on a low income, you’re far more likely to be offline. 

Free events to help people get online

The 'Go ON - get more out of life online' campaign aims to inspire people to make going online their New Year’s Resolution.

Activities will be taking place at more than 1,500 UK online centres, Jobcentres, libraries and community centres across England, offering visitors the chance to see how the internet would work for them.

It doesn’t matter if someone has never even touched a computer before or already knows a little bit - friendly staff are on hand to help people get going online. 

To find a free 'GO ON' event in your area, visit the ‘Pass IT on’ website by following the link below.

You can also find free computer courses, places that offer free or cheap internet access and further information on helping someone get started online.

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