OLDER people often struggle with new technology.
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Some are left pondering things that others may take for granted, such as do you really need antivirus software, how safe is it to click a link on an email or to download a file to your system?
How do you download an App and use it?
There is now help at hand.
Port Stephens Library in collaboration with Tech Savvy Seniors is offering workshops at Tomaree Library at Salamander Bay and at Raymond Terrace library.
The program is being delivered in a series of free classes which are supported by the State Library and Telstra.
The sessions will be covering topics as diverse as social media, using a tablet or a smartphone, cyber safety and using the internet.
Each class will run for approximately two hours and morning tea will also be provided to participants.
Mr Paul Whittemore, a library customer who has booked into all the courses told News Of The Area, “These courses at Tomaree Library are a wonderful opportunity for seniors in our society to keep up to date with new technologies.
“We don’t want to be left behind when there are so many wonderful advantages to be gained with knowledge of how to use smartphones, tablets, and the Internet.
“It is also important to be aware of Cybersafety, and for some to know how to access social media,” he said.
Spaces in each class are limited so members of the community are encouraged to contact their library to book their place at one or all of these classes.
By Marian SAMPSON