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Stay Smart Online – the easier way

9 October 2019

Older Gunnedah residents will have the chance to log on to better online safety free through Gunnedah Shire Library.

The library will offer free access to a new schedule of eSafety webinars to be launched in StaySmartOnline Week from October 7-13, with webinars running until December.

Gunnedah Shire librarian Christiane Birkett said the library was one of the first in NSW to become officially eSmart.

“Digital safety is critically important for all internet users,” Christiane said.

“Our library is recognised through the eSmart Libraries Program as being equipped to support our customers to use technology in a smart, safe and responsible way.

“Making these webinars available is a wonderful way to ensure people can use the internet more effectively, spot scams, and be more confident in shopping online and using Facebook.

“People just need to book through Be Connected and let the library know.”

The webinars are targeted at people aged 55 and over, and four popular topics will be covered, including: 

  • All you need to know about data and public Wi-Fi
  • Can you spot a scam?
  • Safer online shopping and banking
  • Staying safe on Facebook.

To find out more, or to book, visit beconnected.esafety.gov.au/bookings 

Photo caption: Gunnedah Shire Library was one of the first in NSW to become officially eSmart through the eSmart Libraries Program.

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Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.