Get Online Week: campaign report
This report details the impact of the campaign, the scope of activity across the country, and some of the partners and organisations that helped to make it all happen.
97% of event holders said that the campaign helped them to reach new people
89% said it raised awareness of digital inclusion
72% of event holders said they will take part in Get Online Week 2022
From 18-24 October 2021, Good Things Foundation held the 15th annual Get Online Week campaign.
Since this time last year, the pandemic has continued to exacerbate digital exclusion. With the latest figures suggesting that approximately 10 million people in the UK cannot get online independently and with 2 million households struggling to afford their internet bills free digital skills support in trusted local spaces has arguably never been more important.
We know that 75% of people across all ages and regions think that every village, town and city needs a place where people can go to get help with their internet skills. That’s why it was so great to see so many community event holders continuing to be creative and running events this year.
This year’s Get Online Week campaign theme ‘Get online. Get connected.’ reflected the importance of digital skills in enabling people to work, learn and keep in touch with loved ones during the pandemic – a continuation of last year’s theme.
From 19-25 October 2020, Good Things Foundation held the 14th annual Get Online Week campaign.
When we started planning Get Online Week 2020, we didn’t anticipate just how unlike other years this campaign would be.
As the pandemic hit and lockdown progressed, we realised we couldn’t reasonably or responsibly plan a campaign that encouraged our community partners to hold public, in-person events, making this year’s Get Online Week like no other before it.
From 14-20 October 2019, Good Things Foundation held the 13th annual Get Online Week campaign. This report details the impact of the campaign, the scope of activity across the country and some of the partners and organisations that helped to make it all happen.
The largest and longest-running digital inclusion campaign in the UK, Get Online Week has reached more than 500,000 people since 2007. And the experience and expertise behind this success is being shared internationally, with the campaign launching in Australia in 2018.
However, there are still 11.9 million people in the UK without all the essential digital skills needed to make the most of the internet and 4.1 million people who are completely offline. To reach these people, Get Online Week 2019 recruited community organisations across the UK to hold events that helped individuals find the support they need to improve their digital skills.