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Making the most of the internet

The internet can seem complicated, but our step-by-step guides can help you make sense of it. From keeping in touch with friends and family to doing your shopping and banking, our tips will help you feel confident and stay safe online. This information is to help people who are already online but want to boost their confidence.

Online essentials

With so much available online, it can be hard to know where to start. We'll guide you through some key steps to help you make the most of what the internet can offer whilst staying safe.

Keeping in touch

The internet provides many opportunities to keep in touch with family and friends, and build new connections. From email to video calling and social media, connecting online can help you feel close to others and help with feelings of loneliness.

Managing your money

Online shopping and banking can be quick and convenient, so will save you time and effort. But it’s important to know how to keep your money and identify safe.

Be a digital buddy

Do you know someone who could benefit from being online, but doesn't know where to start or isn't convinced it could make a difference to their lives? 

Why not become an Age UK digital buddy and inspire older people in your community to make the most of technology and the internet?

Watch the video to become a digital buddy

For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602.
We’re open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year.

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