We want to know how you access the web. What device do you use? Is it mobile or laptop? Do you have any other devices such as a television, set top box or gaming console? If you have another device what are the apps and games you use on it? Are there any websites or online communities that you like to visit? Are you interested in using technology to help you? What would you like to use a portal for? Why?
Some people feel they don’t have time to look after themselves. Others feel that their needs aren’t important enough to them. They see their family as more important. If you could change one thing about your life would you make it: getting more exercise? Eating better food? Taking up hobbies or learning new skills? Getting more sleep? Talking to someone you trust? Making more friends? You can get help from the portal if you want to change something about your life. We will work with you and help you get started.
We will talk about the benefits of using the portal. We will also ask you what you think about using it. Are you worried about privacy? Will it be useful for you? What do you think about technology in general? Why not use the portal for other things too?
You can use the portal to access a variety of information, news and events. There are lots of things happening in the world, some interesting, some sad. The portal has some of the most popular apps and websites, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. There are lots of games and you can use it to look up your favorite TV channels or music. You can also keep up with your favorite sports teams. You can search for your local community groups or charities. You can join forums and online discussion groups. You can connect with people like yourself from all over the world.
If you are new to the internet we will teach you how to use the portal, get the apps and connect with others. We will help you find out about the most popular apps, which ones you like and why. We will teach you about the latest news stories, and what’s happening at home and abroad. We will help you use the internet for different purposes. You can keep up with your friends, keep in touch with family and friends. If you are interested in politics, there are lots of great sites and apps for this too. You can also learn about local news, sport and entertainment.
We have a range of events and activities coming up. Find out about these and see if there is something that might interest you. You might enjoy one event more than another.
If you have an idea or want to discuss something we can do this too. Why not think of a good way to get your school or college involved in the portal? Perhaps we could create a portal for them? How about a portal for young people with learning difficulties? What about a portal for young people who like sports? A portal for people who like gardening? You can think about what might interest young people at the moment.
How would you like to use the portal?
Would you like to be able to talk to your friends online and tell them what you are doing? We will try to make it as easy as possible to find your friends, and also talk to people you don’t know. You might want to be able to meet people in person and chat to them. You might want to join a community group or look for local groups or events. Perhaps you want to be able to find out more about yourself. Do you want to improve your skills? Learn a new language or a musical instrument? If so, the portal has lots of apps for this. You could even become part of an online learning course.
You can also get to know people you don’t know, from all over the world. There is a huge world out there. The portal has hundreds of thousands of people like you, who are looking for friends and connections.
The portal is free to use. It doesn’t cost anything to use it. You are in control. You can choose how much or how little information you share with others. You can read messages that others send to you, and respond if you want to.
If you do not want to use the digital portal we will help you find other ways of meeting people. We have a range of events coming up. Do you want to go to an event? If so, you can find out about them on the portal.
How much time would you like to spend on the portal?
How often do you check the portal? Do you have time for some of the things you like doing on the internet? Is there something you would like to try? What would you like to try first? Would you like to join a community group? Perhaps you would like to meet other young people who are interested in sports? Why not give it a try?
If you are a parent we know that you might be worried about your children using the portal. We will tell you how to manage this and what to look out for. If you think your child is spending too much time on the internet, we can help you find out more. You can use the portal to find out about apps and information about cancelling online subscriptions.