Learn to keep in touch online/ improve digital skills

Learn how to get online, keep in touch online using social media apps with free internet texting, phoning and video call services whether you're new to the internet or wish to improve your basic digital skills. These step by step training guides make it easy for you.

Easy ways to stay in touch

Want to keep in touch with friends and family at home, abroad or when you're on the go?  There are a number of messaging apps that are very popular as they have social networking features that allow you to make free mobile calls and send free text messages.

Apps and messaging platforms like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Apple's FaceTime and messages, and internet calling services like Skype offer an easy and simple way of staying in touch.

  • Facebook is a free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, and send messages
  • WhatsApp Messenger is a free messaging app that uses your phone's internet connection or Wi-Fi to let you message and call friends and family
  • Twitter social networking service allows you to post and interact with short messages known as “tweets”
  • Skype is an internet-based communication service that allows you to make voice calls over the internet -  calls to other users with Skype service are free and if your computer has a web cam you'll be able to see the person at the other end (video call) providing they have a webcam

Learn how to stay in touch online with Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Skype:

Help to improve your digital skills 

This training guide is for those who already have basic computer skills as they can use a keyboard, operate a mouse and know how to search the internet. The guide helps you to learn at your own pace and explore various areas that you might want to be taught more about, like:

  • shopping online 
  • ways to keep in touch with friends and family using social media, telephone or video calls over the internet and email
  • how to set up all of the above safely

The training guide, can be found at the link below:

Make the most of your iPad or iPhone

Have you got an iPad or iPhone, but not making the best use of it?  The guide below has a top tips section and explains some of the terminology and device settings that you can change on your own tablet or phone to suit you, such as connecting to Wi-Fi, apps and enabling speak:

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