N.Ireland bids to raise internet use

Northern Ireland’s Department of Finance and Personnel is encouraging residents to learn how to use the internet.

The campaign is part of the Government’s ‘Digital Inclusion Strategy’ and aims to increase internet usage from 57 per cent to 70 per cent of the population by the end of the year.

‘The Internet Made Easy’ CD Rom is being distributed to households across Northern Ireland, coinciding with a local and regional media campaign.

People who are interested in learning more are invited to text their address to the department, which will respond with details of local internet access points.

‘We are using new technology to promote new technology,’ said a spokeswoman.

The CD Rom offers basic internet lessons, including how to use Google and how to search for jobs online.

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