23,000 people helped in just one week
...through over 1,300 events. And, millions more reached through our campaign this Get Online Week.
Get Online Week is Good Things Foundation’s digital inclusion campaign to close the digital divide.
Get Online Week 2023 saw more than 1,300 events held by community organisations to support people to learn new digital skills and feel more confident going online.
This year, 23,000 event attendees learnt how to use apps and devices, online safety tips and more — having fun, connecting with others and learning new skills. This is great step towards them feeling more connected and safer when using technology.
The impact of the 2023 campaign was significant. Thank you to our sponsors, partners and community organisations who made this incredible impact possible.
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Get Online Week is Good Things Foundation’s digital inclusion campaign to close the digital divide in Australia.
During Get Online Week, hundreds of community organisations host events supporting people to help them learn new digital skills and feel more comfortable and safer online.
Get Online Week event holders:
- 100% Get Online Week was beneficial to their community
- 95% Improved their community’s digital skills
- 90% Helped their community to socially connect
Get Online Week event attendees:
- 92% Learnt something new at a Get Online Week event
- 92% Want to learn more about what they can do online
Top three learning topics:
- Online Safety
- The basics
23K + People reached with digital skills support
1.3K Community events held across Australia
$487K Grant funding distributed to hold events
2.9K Hours of support delivered
“Our seniors are now more confident in using digital devices, communicating through email and social platforms, and exploring the vast world of information available online. The event not only helped them become more digitally literate but also fostered a sense of community and belonging.”
Ly, Preston Indochinese Elderly Refugees Group VIC | event holder
We supported community organisations to host events:
- 750+ Support packs distributed to event holders
- 50+ Resources, webinars, marketing and learning materials created
- 4.7/5 Satisfaction with Good Things Foundation support
Raising awareness of digital inclusion:
- 56.8M People reached through media campaign
- 431 Pieces of media coverage
- 110K Social media reach through paid and organic content
Get Online Week is a campaign by Good Things Foundation
Supported in 2023 by the Australian Government and the Be Connected program, Telstra, Guide Dogs and Bendigo Bank.
Get Online Week event attendees learnt many essential skills while having fun and meeting new people. From learning how to use new apps, create safe passwords, be aware of scams, and take and send pictures, Get Online Week has it all!
Top Get Online Week learning topics:
26% Apps: Downloading and using apps eg Google, YouTube, social media, Pinterest, podcasts
17.7% Online safety: Scam awareness and recognition, being safer online, managing passwords
17.4% The basics: getting online, tips and tricks, general knowledge and confidence building
8.6% Devices: how to use an iPhone, Android, Tablets, iPad and laptops, settings, storage and downloads
6.9% Photos and videos: taking and editing photos, selfies, making videos, and sending photos to print
5.5% QR codes: how to scan and use QR codes
14.3% Other: essential services, games and hobbies, shopping and banking
Find out more about Get Online Week
Get Online Week 2023 will change lives. Here’s why
"We’ve seen, first-hand, how the kind of events that are held during Get Online Week can turn people’s lives around." CEO of Good Things Foundation, Jessica Wilson.
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Get Online Week
Our annual week-long campaign of digital inclusion.