eSafety evolving the online education of older Australians with podcast series

A new podcast series launched by the eSafety Commissioner offers older Australians an easy and entertaining way to dial up their digital skills.

The Be Connected podcasts answer common tech questions and dive into conversations that can help older Australians get the most from our online world and stay safer online.

eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said the podcasts cover a fascinating range of content to fulfil people’s curiosity: from why our devices behave the way they do to ways smart homes can improve our lives.

“While older Australians are really extending themselves in their online learning, they’re also looking to have a bit more fun with it – and podcasts should be on their list,” she said.

“It’s like listening to a lively conversation between friends, full of fun facts, but with useful safety tips and guidance on new technology such as smart homes.”

The podcasts highlight handy how-to information and captivating trivia through chats with a range of interesting guests including journalists and comedians. Other episodes include Can my smart watch help me live longer? and Your internet trivia questions answered.

Podcasts offer older Australians a way to learn that can fit in with their lifestyle, allowing listeners to tune in while they are out exercising or gardening.

Find the Be Connected podcasts on the Be Connected site or Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

The series is the latest offering in the Be Connected program which includes self-paced online courses, webinars and blogs. The Be Connected website is a free one-stop shop with more than 150 online courses made up of over 500 engaging learning activities.

Be Connected is a joint initiative between the Department of Social Services, the eSafety Commissioner and Good Things Foundation.

Find out more on the Be Connected website at beconnected.esafety.gov.au.    

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