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Useful Web Links

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News and General Interest:-

www.onlinenewspapers.com

The online newspaper directory for the world.

www.bbc.co.uk/news

The BBC's main news page.

http://www.earthcam.com/

View the world via webcams across the globe.

http://www.wikipedia.org/

The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.


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Videos and Broadcasters:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Catch up with BBC programmes online.

https://www.youtube.com/

The main website for videos, music, sport, games, education, films and more.

https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/

Your favourite ITV programmes on demand.

http://www.channel4.com/on-demand

On-demand television from Channel 4.

http://radiostationworld.com

A directory of radio stations from around the world, including those that stream programmes direct to your PC.


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Staying in touch:-

www.facebook.com

Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.

www.twitter.com

Online social networking tool using messages of 140 characters or less.

www.blogger.com

Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.

www.skype.com

Stay in touch with your family and friends for free on Skype.


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Library services and books:-

//arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/bexley/ereference

The website for online resources from Bexley Libraries, all you need is your library ticket number to get started.

www.bookmarkyourlibrary.org.uk

Your local library offers so much more than books – look here to find out more.

www.goodreads.com

Book reviews, recommendations and discussion.

www.amazon.co.uk

Online bookstore that sells thousands of other items too.


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Parents, families and children:-

www.mumsnet.com

Networking website for mothers.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Aimed at pre-school children who can learn as they play.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Find out how to stay safe online.


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Computers and the Internet:-

http://www.learnmyway.com/learn-more/online-forms

This short online course will help you get to grips with online forms, as well as giving you the chance to complete some example forms.

https://www.youtube.com/user/UKonlinecentresvideo

Introductory YouTube videos from Learn My Way on using the internet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/22717885

A guide to the features typically found on online forms.

http://digitalunite.com/sample-online-form

Use this to practice submitting an online form.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies

Making the most of being online.

http://www.learnmyway.com/

Online learning made easy.

http://www.learnmyway.com/subjects/online-basics

This package will help you get to grips with using computers and the internet.

http://www.learnmyway.com/subjects/online-plus

Free online courses that have been designed to make sure you're confident with everything you might need to do on the internet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/

The BBC's guide to the internet for computer novices with useful tips for all.

http://digitalunite.com/

Whether you're an independent learner or a Digital Champion look here for everything you need to improve your computer skills and boost your digital confidence.

https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/

The many ways you can make your keyboard and mouse, Windows, the internet and your favourite applications suit you and your needs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/

Provides accessibility help, enabling computer users to make the most of the internet whatever their ability or disability.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AFdllG9U58&feature=youtu.be

Government video on Assisted Digital services.

http://www.solvusoft.com/en/windows-10-troubleshooting-guide/

Windows 10 Troubleshooting Guide


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Main Government website for Public Information:-

https://www.gov.uk/

The best place to find government services and information.

https://www.gov.uk/tour

Quick video and guide to the www.gov.uk website.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/

The official record of the government, including information on Awards, Insolvency and Published Wills.


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Job-searching:-

http://www.learnmyway.com/htmlcourse/ukol/course31/index

A short online course on how to use Universal Jobmatch

https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch

Find a job using Universal Jobmatch

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Careers advice: open a free Lifelong Learning Account to store information and your own CV


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Websites to help with Volunteering Opportunities:-

https://do-it.org/#/

A place to find varied volunteering opportunities

http://www.volunteering.org.uk/

Advice for people who wish to volunteer

http://www.communityhowto.com/

A guide to how using digital options can help with community projects


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Scams and Staying Safe Online:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/21259413

Top ten tips from the BBC to avoid sharing too much on Social Media.

http://www.learnmyway.com/learn-more/staying-safe-online

Learn My Way guide to staying safe online.

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/node/298

Advice on how to avoid online fraud.

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/campaigns/...

Are you scam-aware? Take the Citizens Advice Bureau quiz and find out!

http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/action/how-to-spot-a-scam

Videos and handy tips on how to spot a scam.

http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/guides/how-to-spot...

Help and advice on ransomware, the malware that can lock your computer and demand payment.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/taxman-warns-against-rebate-phishing-scams

HMRC warns against rebate phishing scams.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-25382703

Man jailed for part in £1.5 million student loan scam.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/fraud-investigators...

Fake job adverts on Jobmatch website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26082913

BBC article on concerns over copycat websites.


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Money and Finance:-

www.moneysupermarket.com

Consumer site for financial products and advice.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government.

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/

Financial advice website founded and edited by Martin Lewis.

www.gov.uk/browse/working/workplace-personal-pensions

Government information on workplace and personal pensions.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance

Apply online for help with finance for tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and maintenance grants.


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Welfare and Benefits including Universal Credit:-

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/

Information on benefits and tax credits from the Citizens Advice Bureau.

www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

Government website about entitlement and general information on benefits.

https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit   

Child Benefit information.

http://scl.learningpool.com/pluginfile.php/8561/...

Universal Credit fact sheet.

http://ucpp.dwp.gov.uk/universal-credit-preparation/

How to get ready for the Universal Credit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7GUu7Xa7Nw&list=WL&index=7

Video on the Universal Credit from the Department of Work and Pensions.

www.turn2us.org.uk

Helps people in financial hardship access benefits, grants and support.


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Health Websites:-

www.nhs.uk

Information on NHS services, health conditions, care and support and how to live well (with built-in Google Translate to convert to over 50 languages)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj4RRzfW1_Y&feature=youtu.be

Health and Social Care digital service – see "Egbot's World" video, an animation about what NHS England is doing in digital health and care.

http://www.channel4embarrassingillnesses.com/myhealthchecker/

Embarrassing bodies health checker.

http://www.learnmyway.com/what-next/health

How the internet can help you keep healthy.


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Citizens' Advice Bureau and Consumer Advice Sites:-

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government.


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Cooking and Gardening:-

www.deliaonline.com

The Delia Online Cookery School website.

www.bakingmad.com

Baking tips and recipes.

www.gardenersworld.com

From the Gardeners' World team.

www.rhs.org.uk/gardening

Sharing the best in gardening.


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Sport, Leisure and Entertainment:-

www.bbc.co.uk/sport

All the sports news and results from the BBC.

www.manutd.com

Official website for Manchester United.

www.imdb.com

Interested in films, television programmes or videogames? This online directory will give you all the facts.


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Other Useful Links:-

http://www.ancestry.co.uk/

Genealogy and family history with access to 1 billion searchable family records.

//maps.google.co.uk

Popular street map, satellite image and directions website.

http://www.fsb.org.uk/

Organisation that campaigns for the interests of the self-employed and the owners of small firms.

www.nationalrail.co.uk

Up-to-date train time and ticket information so you can plan your journey.


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Staff Interest:-

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/

A guide for those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection.

https://www.gov.uk/data-protection/the-data-protection-act/

Government website for data protection.

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/rdit2/internet-access-quarterly-update/index.html

Quarterly updates for people who have ever used the internet or never used it, (ceased publication 20 Aug 14).

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/...

Ofcom's annual statistical survey of developments in the communications sector; also quarterly updates setting out the latest public facts and figures.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-digital-strategy

This strategy sets out how government will redesign its digital services.


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