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Get yourself connected: Get Online Week
Monday 15th October, 2012

Hundreds of people in Wigan borough who never go online are being encouraged to enjoy the benefits of logging on.

National campaign, Get Online Week, starts today (Monday 15th October) aiming to persuade computer novices to enter the internet age. It’s believed there are nine million people across the UK who’ve never been online.

Free events are being held across Wigan borough to help people improve their computer skills. These sessions are aimed at those who have some experience of the internet and those who have never been online before.

Cllr Chris Ready, Wigan Council cabinet member for leisure, culture and communications, says: “The internet offers huge opportunities. It can be incredibly useful if you are looking for a job, want to save money shopping, keep in touch with friends or learn something new. The possibilities are endless.

“For those who have never been online before, starting out can be daunting. We want to help those people take their first steps. We’re running free sessions across the borough to give people a taste of what the internet offers. This introduction will give them the skills and confidence to make use of the free internet access we have available in libraries and Life centres throughout the borough.”

The sessions will be held from Monday 15th October until Saturday 20th October. More information is available at local libraries, community centres and Life centres.

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