WebWise resources directory

Introducing a range of video and written guides to help you to get connected and develop the online skills to make the most of your mobile, tablet, computer or interactive television.

Getting started

Tips on choosing your broadband package and connecting your devices using cables or Wi-Fi.

Information on broadband speed or 'bandwidth' and tips on choosing the right download limit.

An introduction to typical features found on popular browser programs.

How to use programs that search the internet, plus techniques for narrowing your results.

How to set up an email account, send messages and files and recognise 'spam' email.

Apps or applications are any kind of computer program, but what can they do for you?

The latest generation of mobile handsets can access super-fast broadband.

Connect to the internet and use apps such as iPlayer and Skype.

Web access & accessibility

Your local Post Office can give you a list of places nearby where you can access the internet.

Office worker Andy uses a variety of assistive technology in his role as an adviser.

Technology expert Robin demonstrates how tools and apps benefit his professional life.

Essential online tasks

Things to look out for when spending money online.

A guide to the features typically found on online forms.

The government's website (GOV.UK) and local authority websites offer many online services.

Using social media to connect with friends, family or professional contacts.

Safety & security

How to protect your personal information and keep your data safe.

Security pitfalls to be aware of when your connected to the internet.

Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online shares his top tips.

BBC Click's Kate Russell reveals the tell-tales signs of fraudulent emails.

Online safety expert Sangeet Bhullar offers advice on securing your handset.

Family online safety

See the whole Family online safety film collection.

Rights & responsibilities

Helpful pointers for downloading files and finding reputable download sites.

You need to be aware of a few issues around what you can safely upload to the internet.

Make sure that you know the law about the kind of comments that might get you in trouble.

Jobs & work

Make sure that you get the basics right when you're applying for jobs using online forms.

What you share with friends online might not be suitable for employers' eyes.

Identify the right words and phrases to make sure that you stand out from other candidates.

Stories from three very different start-ups that raised funds online.

Watching & listening

How different internet devices can be used to watch programmes, films and clips.

From internet radio to podcasts and music sites - there's loads to listen to online.

Discover what televisions with integrated internet capabilities can do.

How to use set-top boxes, games consoles and other devices to get connected television.

Embeddable resources

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TV and Radio

BBC iPlayer

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