There are many free online resources and learning material available to develop your digital skills.
Our libraries also offer free drop-in digital learning sessions.
Digital skills and online safety
Citizen’s Online lists useful resources which help you stay in touch with family, friends or colleagues.
You can also use your mobile phone number or email address to connect to loved ones through the following FREE apps.
List of free apps to connect with friends and family
|App||How to download / sign up ||Support|
|Facebook - allows users, who sign-up for free profiles, to connect with people online, including friends, family and work colleagues.
||Sign up to Facebook on your PC
Download Facebook for Android phones
Download Facebook for Apple phones.
|Facebook Help Centre.
|Skype - make free video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files with other people.
||Download Skype for your mobile phone or PC.
||Find friends and family on Skype
How to make a call on Skype.
|WhatsApp - send messages, pictures, videos and even voice recordings, as well as make voice and video calls over the internet.
||Download WhatsApp for your phone and PC.
|| Beginners guide to using WhatsApp (YouTube)
|Facetime - video and audio chat app specifically for Apple devices. You can use FaceTime from your iPhone, iPad or Mac computer.
||The Facetime app is already installed on Apple devices. The person you contact will also need to be on an Apple device.
||Use FaceTime with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Stay active digitally
Digital learning for young people