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Get online week 18-24 October

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Encouraging millions more internet users in the UK by 2012.

This week is Get Online Week (18-24 October), aimed at helping people get started with computers and the internet.

Currently there are nine million adults in the UK who have never used the internet. Race online 2012, the organisation behind get online week, was set-up to address this by helping millions more people - particularly the elderly and disadvantaged - get online by the end of 2012.

“It is often the people facing the toughest times who have the most to gain from what technology has to offer”, said Martha Lane Fox, UK Digital Champion and founder of Race Online 2012. “The internet is rapidly becoming a tool for everyday life, we should work together to make sure everyone can benefit.”

Visit the UK Online Centres website to find out more about how you can take part in Get Online Week. You can also use the website to run a Get Online Week event or to help a friend or family member get online.

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