It is never too late to get online

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Sixth form students from a county school are helping older people to get online for the first time.

The group sessions are being organised at Morpeth Library to help residents and visitors who want to surf the net but feel that they don’t have the skills or knowledge to do so.

The sessions are aimed at boosting digital inclusion in Northumberland and provide an opportunity for people to meet other library users while getting one-to-one expert help.

The tutorials, ran by pupils at King Edward VI School, Morpeth, allow participants to learn at their own pace and tailor learning to their own needs.

Coun Val Tyler, cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture at Northumberland County Council, said: “Getting online is a great way to keep in touch with your family and friends using email and apps like Skype.

“Being online can help you find out what’s happening locally, save you money on bills and shopping and you can research your hobbies and interests such as family history and much more.”

Students have been using the library’s wi-fi to demonstrate iPads, Chromebooks and tablets to learners, so they can get online and also try before they buy.

For more details, call Morpeth Library on (01670) 620391 to book a place.

The sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons, are are free of charge.