Learn Devon launches free online training in response to impact of pandemic

Authored by Mary

A new range of free courses developed by Learn Devon in response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching today. Learn Devon, who provide adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council, is offering its full support to anyone looking to get back into work, or for those who want to improve their digital skills, and improve wellbeing. Enrolment is now underway for Learn...

NSPCC and O2 urge parents to make online safety a New Year's resolution

Authored by Mike Page

The NSPCC and O2 are urging parents to make online safety a priority for their children if they are given smartphones, tablets or games consoles this Christmas.

The advice comes after the charity and mobile network operator found that thousands of parents who have played the O2 NSPCC Parents vs Kids online safety quiz were getting questions about parental controls wrong.


Plympton pupils take part in International Safer Internet Day

Authored by ClareG

Students from Ridgeway School have taken part in a day to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology.

The International Safer Internet Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries and is in its thirteenth year. This year’s theme was ‘play your part for a better internet’.

Running up to the day students got involved in a number of activities to help to...

Plymouth teen charged after website attacks

Authored by News Desk

A 15-year-old Plymouth boy has been charged with offences related to cyber attacks on websites around the world.

The 15-year-old, from the Plympton area of the city, was charged on Monday 16th November after an investigation by officers from the Zephyr Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

The boy was charged with three offences under Section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act which relate to...

Council leader heads to Laira depot to see progress on Wi-Fi installation

Authored by Mary

Leader of Plymouth City Council, Tudor Evans has been to see for himself how work is progressing on the mammoth task of installing free Wi-Fi on every First Great Western Train in the region.

The works to make this happen has involved engineers installing a separate aerial on every single carriage across 53 sets of trains!

Councillor Evans along with Plymouth’s business...

Free WiFi cover on the cards for Plymouth to help city get better connected

Authored by Mary

Free WiFi covering areas of the waterfront and the city centre could be on the cards for Plymouth.

Visitors, businesses and residents will be able to get online with ease while on the move through their mobile phones, tablets and ipads as part of Plymouth’s wider broadband strategy to get the city better connected through high speed roll-out and digital inclusion.


Project to offer online help with welfare changes

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A project designed to get more people online so they don't lose out on benefits and opportunities is to be discussed at the Growth and Prosperity Overview and Scrutiny Panel on Wednesday.

Plymouth Get IT Together was launched earlier this year by Plymouth City Council to target pockets of the city that are not yet internet savvy.

A project manager is currently being appointed...

Internet Only or Hands on Shopping Experience?

Authored by The Plum Consultancy

How about both! With the closure of many shops on the high streets around Britain today you’d be forgiven for thinking that businesses are abandoning the high street in their droves to concentrate on internet sales. Well we learnt today of two businesses that started off as internet only catalogue businesses that have now built their presence in shops as well as retaining their internet...!

Authored by The Plum Consultancy

Is this what your website would say if it had a voice? How many of you have invested your time and in some cases, a not inconsequential amount of money, in a website only to leave it floundering out there in cyberspace fighting for its intergalactic life! Out of date information, typos, old images, missing information on built pages, outdated screen sizes, links that don’t work, no social...

City pledges online help for Universal Credit claimants

Authored by Matthew Vizard

People who don’t use the internet are being targeted in a major new Council project to stop them from losing out on benefits, services and work.

The city is launching a project to target pockets of the population, who are not comfortable using the web, to give them the chance to learn the online basics.

It is estimated 38,000 Plymouth households are not connected to the...

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