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Get on board with Get online week – six weeks to go!
This year, the fourth annual Get online day has grown to become a full Get online week, and it's set to be bigger and better than ever before.
More than 3,000 Get online week events will be held across the country between 18 and 24 October, helping tens of thousands of people to get started with computers and the internet. The campaign - from UK online centres - is backed by Race Online 2012 partners including the BBC, the Post Office and mobile network Three.
There are 30 million of us who use the internet everyday in the UK. More than half of all leisure travel is now booked online, 90% of all new jobs require basic internet skills and seven million jobs were posted online last year. However, there are still 10 million adults in the UK who have never used the internet, and are missing out on the benefits, opportunities and savings it can provide. What's more, the problem is worst for those already at a disadvantage. If you're older, disabled, or on a low income, you're far more likely to be off-line.
If you want to be a part of Get online week - the biggest event in the digital skills calendar - there are three main ways you can take part:
•1. Events - You could run your own Get online week event, or arrange for your staff to help out as volunteers at other local events.
•2. Prizes - You could donate prizes to the Get online week prize draw - helping to motivate visitors to go along to an event and play the Get online week Splash and grab game.
•3. Promotions - The BBC will be promoting Get online week across the country, but spreading the word is an absolute priority. Whether you can put a link on your website, or tell your staff, customers and partners all about it, help get the news about Get online week out and about!