Learn new digital skills

Published on 16 March 2021


Do you want to build your digital skills and confidence? Or do you have a family member who is having a difficult time keeping up with the digital world?

Our Library has teamed up with the Be Connected Network to run programs throughout the Peninsula for over 50 years old who would like a little more help with their digital skills.

You’ll learn about:

  • being safe online and avoid scams and tricks
  • online shopping
  • using social media platforms to remain connected
  • video calling
  • shopping and paying safely on-line
  • the cloud
  • setting up a smart home


Sessions coming up in March and April

Creating safe passwords 
Mornington: 11am Tuesday 23 March
Somerville: 2pm Wednesday 24 March
Hastings: 4pm, Wednesday 24 March
Rosebud: 2pm Thursday 25 March

Find out why we need safe passwords and how to make sure yours as safe as possible.

Avoiding scams and tricks 
Mornington: 11am Tuesday 6 April
Somerville: 2pm Wednesday 7 April
Hastings: 4pm Wednesday 7 April
Rosebud: 2pm Thursday 8 April

We have all heard of the scams and tricks that can happen online. In this session, we will teach you the steps you need to take to stay safe online.  

All about data: what is data? Choosing a plan, managing your data and more 
Mornington: 11am Tuesday 20 April
Somerville: 2pm Wednesday 21 April
Hastings: 4pm Wednesday 21 April
Rosebud: 2pm Thursday 22 April

Find out everything you need to know about data: what data is, how data is measured and tips on how to get the most out of your data allowance at home, out and about or overseas. 

 How to attend a session

All sessions will be run in the libraries with COVID restrictions in place. In the event we cannot run in person classes we will offer online sessions via Zoom.

To enrol in all or one of the following subjects, book online or call Our Library on 5950 1230.

For more information and to view all sessions up to July visit:

This project is funded by the Good Things Foundation and is an Australian wide initiative. Mornington Peninsula Libraries are a community partner in the Be Connected Network and offer in person and online sessions to help people develop digital skills and confidence.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:

“The online classes throughout March to July educate and build confidence in older Australians on the digital world, including how to stay socially connected to family and friends, gain confidence in navigating the internet and learn how to stay safe online by creating strong passwords and avoiding scams.”


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