Get Online Week is the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign. Delivered in the UK by Good Things Foundation since 2007, the campaign is going global for the first time, with Get Online Week 2018 also taking place in Australia.
More than 11 years ago, a date in October was first marked out to bring digital inclusion to national attention in the UK - and Get Online Week was born. Since then the campaign has grown into a week-long, annual celebration, with thousands of events taking place each year in communities across the UK, giving everyone the chance to find the help they need to improve their digital skills.
In 2018 there are still 4.3 million people in the UK with no Basic Digital Skills and 11.3 million people have only limited abilities online1. In Australia, 17% of people rarely use the internet and a further 9%, never use it at all2.
This year’s Get Online Week 2018 will give all of these people the opportunity to Try 1 Thing - do just one new thing online as a next step to improving their digital skills.
Through the Online Centres Network in the UK, the Be Connected Network in Australia and hundreds of other venues - bank branches, job centres, libraries and more - thousands of events will take place in communities all across both countries.
We’ll be working with our key supporters Lloyds Banking Group and the Department for Education, and partners such as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, TalkTalk, Mind, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and more.
This cross-sector collaboration will drive engagement and activity so everyone has the chance to Try 1 Thing, and Get Online Week can help more people than ever before.
Good Things Foundation is a social change charity that supports socially excluded people to improve their lives through digital. Digital technology and community action is at the heart of everything we do.
We want a world where everyone benefits from digital.