Tea and Technology - Webinars

Next date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020 | 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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We are screening a series of one-hour free webinars – live presentations online - hosted by the eSafety Commissioner with Be Connected, helping older Australians stay safer online.

Presentation Topics

The following topics will be screened at the Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood 

  • Safe online shopping & banking – 11am – Mon, 26 Oct
  • Selling Safely Online – 2.30pm – Tue, 27 Oct
  • Data and Public Wi-Fi – 10.30am – Wed, 11 Nov
  • Can you spot a scam – 2.30pm – Thu, 12 Nov
  • Staying safe on Facebook – 2.00pm – Tue, 24 Nov
  • Connecting with others – 10.30am – Wed, 16 Dec

A free summary sheet will be provided at the end of the presentation.

Bookings are limited so don’t miss out! Call 02 9777 7800 to make your reservation.

These webinars are may possible by Good Foundation – Be Connected program and The eSafety Commissioner.

Webinar Topics

Safer online shopping and banking - 26 October11:00 am – 12:00 pm

For many Australians, a connected lifestyle includes the convenience of online shopping and banking, however, privacy and security concerns can stop those who aren’t as confident online from enjoying the same experience.

  • The benefits of shopping and banking online
  • How to safely shop and pay for things online
  • How to do every day banking safely online
  • What to look out for

Selling Safely Online - 27 October2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

With more and more people seeing the benefits of online shopping, now is a great time to begin selling online. Before you get started learn some simple tips and tricks to help you confidently sell on the internet and, most importantly, learn how to keep yourself safe while enjoying the benefits selling online can bring.

  • What to sell online
  • How to get started on the top three online selling platforms
  • How to open a PayPal account and accept payments
  • How to keep yourself safe while selling online

All you need to know about data and public Wi-Fi - 11 November10:30 am – 11:30 am

Whether you’re using the internet at home or on your mobile, everything you do online uses data. Knowing how and when to use your mobile data or Wi-Fi can help you stay safer online and save money.

  • How to get the best value for money from your mobile data plan
  • Tips on managing your data allowance
  • How to keep your data costs down while out and about
  • How to use public Wi-Fi safely

Can you spot a scam? - 12 November2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Australians aged 55 and over lost over $50 million to online scammers in 2019*. It serves as a reminder that the internet is a wonderful place to explore and connect with others, but it pays to be savvy.

*Source: Scamwatch, 2020.https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/about-scamwatch/scam-statistics

  • Common scams including the latest Tax and Medicare scams
  • Tips on how to spot them
  • What to do and what not to do
  • Where to go for help

Staying safe on Facebook - 24 November 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

With over 2 billion daily active users, Facebook is the world’s most popular social networking site. It helps people stay connected, especially when they’re in different parts of the world. In this webinar, we will explore how when used with proper care, Facebook can be an enjoyable source of entertainment and a great way to connect with others. 

  • What you can do on Facebook
  • How to take control of your privacy settings
  • Common scams on Facebook
  • How advertising works on Facebook

Connecting to others - 16 December 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Although it may be necessary for you to physically isolate yourself from other people during the coronavirus outbreak, it's vital to stay in touch with friends and family.

You can make video calls, send typed or instant messages and share photos and written updates with your friends on social media services. Being in touch with friends and family will help you to stay connected and feel less isolated. 

  • How to set up for video calling
  • How to use Skype
  • How to use WhatsApp
  • How to use Facetime 

Covid Safety

When attending the Dougherty Community Centre the following practices will apply:

  • Please use hand sanitiser on entry.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres apart.
  • Maximum number of participants per session will be adhered to.
  • Participants’ details will be kept for contact tracing purposesby NSW Health if required. This information will only be used for that purpose and will be deleted after 28 days.
  • All chairs will be cleaned prior to each session.
  • There will be no sharing of resources.
  • Arrive at the time booked for your activity; early entry will not be possible
  • Workshop seating is 1.5 metres apart, do not move furniture
  • Use the social distancing markers at Reception and Blend Café areas
  • Don’t visit if you’re unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days, or have returned from overseas in the last 14 days

Please ask staff if assistance is required


  • Monday, 26 October 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 27 October 2020 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 11 November 2020 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, 12 November 2020 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 24 November 2020 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 16 December 2020 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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