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Steve Lavakis, City of Greater Geelong, was one of our Mentor Award Nominations in the 2016 National Year of Digital Inclusion (NYDI). He was nominated for his great work training and volunteering his time teaching coding, one of the most important jobs skills of the future, in the Geelong community.

 

Do you have ideas about how the government, the private sector and the community can work together to boost the digital skills and confidence of all Australians? Have you seen any great examples of community programmes improving people’s confidence and digital capability? Or maybe you are interested in the role of regulation when it comes to doing business in the digital economy? If so, the Australian Government’s Digital Economy Strategy consultation will give you a chance to share your view.

 

The Go Digi team knows that there are an infinite number of different and creative ways in which you can run digital literacy training.  Glenorchy LINC (Tasmania) decided digital literacy training accompanied with coffee and cake was the perfect combination! As big fans of cake and coffee ourselves- we wholeheartedly agree! 

 

Geelong has a new 30 year direction and digital inclusion is the key!

In the City of Greater Geelong’s Community Development & Engagement Unit, loud, rigorous and passionate social justice conversations are oft heard.  When one of our team stumbled across an email about Infoxchange’s work in digital inclusion a few years ago, a new exciting topic was borne, discussed, applauded and a new direction was sealed!

The City of Salisbury – in the northern suburbs of Adelaide – recently screened the "Cyber Seniors" documentary as a Go Digi Pop-Up event at the Jack Young Centre – a community centre providing services for people aged over 50 in the Salisbury area.

While the internet has an enormous positive effect on communication in our society, allowing friends and family separated by vast distances to connect at a press of button, unfortunately that same technology can sometimes be used in a negative way. Cyberbullying is a far too common issue in Australia, and can have incredibly damaging short and long term consequences. It's something that should never be ignored.

Go Digi and Monash Public Library Service recently hosted screenings of the documentary ‘Cyber Seniors’ as part of the 2017 Victorian Seniors Festival.  In this blog post, Carolyn Court, Positive Ageing Librarian at Monash City Council, shares how they're helping Seniors to embrace technology.

 

Go Digi is a national digital literacy program with the goal of supporting more than 300,000 Australians to improve their digital skills. And we’re lucky to have over 350 Network Partners across Australia, to share this vision. Every month we highlight one of our amazing Network Partners as they share how they’re working towards a digitally inclusive society.

We last featured City of Salisbury, this month we’re pleased to introduce Network Partner, Campaspe Regional Library.

 

 

 

October 9-13 is Stay Smart Online Week, raising awareness about the ways people can protect themselves online. This year, Stay Smart Online is promoting simple steps to online safety. Go Digi is excited to have collaborated with the Attorney General's Department to create a three-part series of abbreviated learning guides for the My Guide online security guide. In this post, hear from Stay Smart Online about how they're working to keep our community safe online.

 

October 1 is International Day of Older Persons. This year’s theme is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. It focuses on the pathways that support full and effective participation in old age, in accordance with rights, needs and preferences. So the Go Digi team invited Lively to share more about their ‘Tech, Tea and Tales’ program.

At the beggining of 2017, 81-year-old Jane had never been online. Riley, 22, was at a dead end – struggling to find a job, and looking for her first break into full-time employment.

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