Getting Citizens Online is a digital skills programme that aims to provide people who have never used the internet with the confidence, motivation, and skills to use the internet confidently and competently.

Ballyhoura Development has been contracted by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment to deliver this programme to non-liners, in their local communities, throughout the region.

Access the Digital Skills Instructional Videos Series

The Programme focuses on practical aspects of online skills, such as:

  • Internet safety & security
  • Setting up and using email
  • How to search for something on the internet
  • Conducting everyday transactions such as online banking, herd registration, buying flights, etc
  • Online voice and video calls
  • Use of ‘Apps’
  • Social Media
  • Online shopping

Courses are delivered to groups of 7 to 10 people in local community facilities, and can be delivered in any community, if there is a group which would like to do the training. Training takes place over 5 weeks, through a 2 hour session each week, with one-to-one follow-ups provided to individuals if required.  There is no charge for these courses.

This Programme has helped many older people in the Ballyhoura area to develop their digital and online skills. 

Video: Getting Older Citizens Online 

If you would like us to deliver a course in your community, to a particular group of people you work or socialise with, or to a local community group, please contact Carrie O’Donoghue at [email protected] or on 063 91300.

Details of upcoming courses are posted on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Further information on this and other initiatives implemented by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment are available here

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