Bank of Ireland aims Digital Arrows to get more people online

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Digital Arrows are flying across Ireland as part of Get Online Week 2017.

A dedicated team of Bank of Ireland (BOI) staff, known as Digital Arrows, will be shooting across Ireland this week to train people up on technology, social media and safe online banking.

European Get Online Week is an annual digital empowerment campaign that encourages people to use technology and the internet with confidence.

Supported by various corporations, NGOs and public authorities, the campaign is organised by Telecentre Europe, an umbrella organisation that represents European networks of ICT learning centres. Fast Track to Information Technology (FIT) is Telecentre Europe’s official Irish partner for Get Online Week 2017, running a series of activities.

Encouraging competent and confident internet usage

Bank of Ireland aims Digital Arrows to get more people online

Garvan Callan, director of customer, digital and innovation, BOI. Image: BOI

BOI has a dedicated team of Digital Arrows, providing training around the country to help educate people in technology, introduce them to social media, assist in setting up an email account, and demonstrate how to bank online safely and securely.

BOI CoderDojo events for Get Online Week will see schools take part in an ‘hour of code’, with the BOI Workbench teams also running a series of events nationwide. Some events will feature guest speakers from Microsoft.

“Get Online Week is an important European initiative to encourage competent and confident internet usage,” said Garvan Callan, director of customer, digital and innovation, BOI.

“As part of the campaign, Bank of Ireland is running events and disseminating tips and guidance through our network, in order to ensure more people can get online, whether it’s for work or for leisure.

“We look forward to meeting people during Get Online Week, and encouraging them to use technology and the internet with confidence,” Callan said.

Bank of Ireland aims Digital Arrows to get more people online

Image: BOI

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