Campaign’s bid to help us surf online

Learning IT skills has helped 77-year-old Helen Ball
Learning IT skills has helped 77-year-old Helen Ball

A national push to encourage and inspire people to get online is underway.

Spearheaded by the Scottish Government, the Let’s Get On campaign is a concerted effort to help people from all walks of life to get connected and take advantage of the benefits of the digital age.

Libraries, clubs and community organisations across the country are supporting the Let’s Get On campaign and offering people the opportunity to join classes and support groups, showing them how to get online and use the internet to their advantage.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “Whether you want to get a job, catch up on the latest football fixtures, find the best deals or get connected with friends and family, getting online can help and is easier than you think.”

Helen Ball (77) now uses Skype and BBC iPlayer with confidence after attending a basic IT session. She uses the computer to keep in touch with family around the world.

To find out what support is available in your local area call 0800 77 1234 or visit