With 2.5 million Australians not online, the digital divide is leaving too many behind. Now, older Aussies can access help for free.

In a new era of working from home and lockdown disruption, digital skills have become as essential as the five basic food groups.

But with 2.5 million Australians – 10 per cent of the population – not online, according to the Australian Digital Inclusion Index, too many people are being left behind.

To help close the digital divide, Good Things Foundation national director Jess Wilson said a campaign was underway to encourage Australians aged 50 and over to enrol in the Be Connected program.

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