Digital connectivity is increasing in importance, with access to the internet now supporting everything from social interactions to employment and social services. With this in mind we’re using our technology, expertise, scale and local presence to make a difference in the community.
Promoting digital literacy
Being confident and literate with technology is an essential skill in the digital age. This year, our digital literacy portfolio, which consists of our Tech Savvy Seniors program, Telstra Digital Ambassadors and our Cyber Safety Awareness programs, reached more than 59,000 people through face-to-face training as well as the use of instructional videos and guides.
In the past year, we recommitted to our Tech Savvy Seniors partnerships with the New South Wales and Victorian state governments and, for the first time, entered into partnership with the Queensland state government. These partnerships help to increase digital inclusion, reduce social isolation, improve access to government information and services via the internet, and improve awareness and resilience to online fraud and financial abuse.