LEONI Brown is on her way to becoming an IT whiz.

She will soon know how to send off emails and upload pictures with the click of a button, thanks to free computer literacy classes offered at Fraser Coast libraries.

The Tech Savvy for Seniors program is a 16 lesson course in the basics of operating computers, smartphones and tablet devices.

Students will also learn how to online shop and use social media safely.

With two lessons already under her belt, Leoni knows how to open web browsers and to use a search engine.

She said the course has already helped her to understand the online interests of those around her, which she had previously not understood.

Leoni was joined by seven others in yesterday's lesson at the Hervey Bay Library.

The eldest student there was 84-year-old Barbara Whitchurch who took part to keep mentally and socially active.

Judy Weaver, from Kawungan, was one of the first to sign up for the instruction.

She said technological progress was becoming further out of reach for those not familiar with it and encouraged everyone to learn more where possible.

"It's important for everyone to learn," Ms Weaver said.

Tech Savvy classes include:

  • Cyber safety
  • Paying bills online
  • How to send an email
  • Managing internet costs
  • Sharing photos

Do you know a tech savvy senior on the Fraser Coast?

Email hannah.baker@frasercoastcnronicle.com.au with details. 

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