At Chorus, our vision is more than just making our fibre broadband available throughout Aotearoa; it’s about ensuring that no one is left behind when it comes to using and accessing digital technology and equipping everyone with digital skills to be confident and safe in the online world.
Chorus has teamed up with Netsafe to create free resources to help seniors get set up for safety online. With booklets, online guides, and instructional videos, we’re making it easy for you and your whanau to access and use digital technology and feel confident in the digital world. Download our free ‘Get set up for safety’ resources which cover topics on: Staying connected: Learn the basics of social media platforms and how to safely adjust privacy and security settings to socialise online.A user-friendly device: Set up your device so it’s easier and safer for you to use.Safer shopping, banking and investing online: Learn how to avoid scams and what to do when things go wrong.Secure your devices: Set up your devices (phones, tablets, PCs) for safety, to give you peace of mind when online.Spot a scam: A scam is a made-up story to trick people out of money or steal their information. Learn how to check for red flags.Glossary: Stay up to date with digital terms using Netsafe’s glossary, designed to explain the terminology in conjunction with other resources.
The digital world offers immense opportunities for seniors to connect with loved ones, pursue hobbies and engage in lifelong learning. The role of family members and organisations like Netsafe is pivotal. By offering support and education, we can all ensure senior New Zealanders not only stay safe online but also enjoy the numerous benefits the digital world has to offer.