The Keeping Digital Foundation, North Yorkshire’s leading digital inclusion charitable organisation, are excited to announce the launch of free digital workshops at selected Digital Cafes, boosting digital skills in York residents. 
The digital workshops are rolling out across selected Digital Cafes, including Sanderson House in Chapelfields and St Wulstan in Heworth, with further Digital Cafes to join the programme in the coming year. 
The workshops aim to help residents get started on their digital devices and to help build their skills, from creating an email to buying and selling on eBay. The free, one-day workshops make it convenient to pick up new digital skills, and our volunteers are here to answer any questions residents may have. 
The first digital workshop will be held on 3 May 2023 10am-12pm at the Sanderson House Digital Cafe. Residents can book to learn more about buying and selling on eBay, and how to stay scam aware whilst shopping online. It's the first of many further workshops to launch at the two selected Digital Cafes, with residents encouraged to speak to volunteers at Digital Cafes to let the Keeping Digital Foundation know what they want to learn about, allowing workshops to be created for residents. 
As usual, volunteers will also be on hand to answer any digital questions residents may have and to provide dedicated support in getting online as part of the normal Digital Cafe support service. 

Getting started on eBay and keeping scam aware 

Where: Sanderson House, Bramham Road, York 
When: 4 May 2023 | 10:00-12:00 
On this one day workshop you will learn how to buy and sell on e-Bay. Learn how to find a bargain, how to make money selling unwanted items, how to spot a fake, learn the real value of items, become a power seller and be safe and secure at the same time 
Digital workshops are bookable to account for volunteer capacities, but are free on the My Keeping Digital website. My Keeping Digital, the new home for booking onto our free services across the region, launched in January to allow the public to easily access and sign up for our digital making and digital inclusion services, with better understanding of who your data is processed by and how we use that data to keep you informed of future services. The new booking tool also removes the requirement to create an account when signing up to services, with tickets accessible by simply confirming your email address. As more workshops are announced, they will appear on the Keeping Digital Foundation website and become bookable on the platform. 
Pop-up digital workshops will also allow us to expand our digital inclusion support to neighbouring towns including Selby, launching later this year. 
A spokesperson at the Keeping Digital Foundation commented: 
“Our new digital workshops are a great addition to the amazing work that happens at our Digital Cafe services across the city of York. Our digital workshops are launching at selected locations based on the services currently available at that location, with Chapelfields and Heworth now benefiting from the addition of digital workshops, boosting skills for residents. The workshops are also a great way to come along to a Digital Cafe and to speak with our volunteers and discuss any questions you may have about getting online, from setting up a mobile phone to create an email account or Facebook page. Our volunteers are here to answer any questions you may have, and our workshops further help our mission to help people to understand how digital technology can benefit them, be able to gain the skills they need to make the most of it and get connected." 


Founder and Community Coordinator 
Tagged as: Digital Inclusion
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