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Being online is becoming more important in our every day lives. Find out what digital technology can do for you and where to get support if you need it.

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Using a computer can open up a whole range of opportunities to you, especially if you are using the Internet and email. There’s lots of support available in Newcastle to get online.

Information about recorded and live streams from churches across Newcastle during Easter and beyond.

Sensible precautions you can take to make yourself less likely to be the victim of crimes such as fraud or scams.  How to report fraud.

Want to know more about how to use digital technology such as the internet, computers, tablet devices (Ipad etc) mobile phones and find out what this technology could do for you?

solve problems such as pages not displaying properly, checking your WiFi connection, to checking how much data you have on your mobile.

To connect to the internet you need a telephone line and to pay for a broadband connection. You can also access WiFi.

There are many ways that you can keep in touch with friends and family online. Email and Video Chat are very popular (and free) ways to communicate with others.

There are some steps that you can take to help make your computer easier to use without having to purchase new equipment.

are a good way to keep in touch. They can be used to make phone calls, send text messages photos and emails and lots more.

There are a number of ways of paying for goods and services in shops, online or by post.

There is so much to do online from arts to gardening, from music to a new skill – here are some quick links to keep you occupied whilst at home.

Unfortunately, there is a wide range of fraud and crime that can be undertaken online and on your doorstep during this period of social distancing and self isolation.  Read our list of scams, fraud and cyber crime. Be wary and be alert.

connecting with others online is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family and discover others who have shared interests. There are many ways to do this for free.

Many of us just want to stay connected and see a friendly face or hear a voice. So we can all play our part in helping to manage how we use our connections

A few simple precautions will keep you safe while you are online.

This article explains the services that are available for people with a learning disability or autism.

If you have trouble reading websites because of a visual impairment, learning disability or because you speak a language other than English we can help to make InformationNOW easier for you to use. You can open the free Recite Me software by clicking the icons in the right hand corner of any page on the site.

The internet can be used to do so many different things such as keeping in touch with people, paying bills, entertainment, shopping and for fun.