It is important for everyone to be digitally-ready and to have the basic digital skills to enjoy greater convenience and participate meaningfully in a digital society.
These skills correspond with the common everyday activities such as searching for information, communicating through email or chats, transacting online, making e-payments, and accessing digital government services. Relevant messages on cyber security and discernment, including how to discern fake news, will also be included in the curriculum to increase citizens’ awareness on staying safe in a digital world.
To prepare citizens, especially seniors, a Basic Digital Skills Curriculum has been designed to include the following areas:
Learn Basic Digital Skills (BDS) Online
Check out the library of curated learning resources and get started, today:
- E-Communications (BDS)
- Digital Transaction (BDS)
- Government Digital Service (BDS)
- Cyber Security (BDS)
Sign Up for Basic Digital Skills training
Interested seniors who want to learn Basic Digital Skills can sign up for a one-day Basic Digital Skills course delivered via selected IMDA’s Silver Infocomm Junctions (SIJ), to guide seniors use mobile devices in their daily activities.
As a start, the Basic Digital Skills course is offered at the following SIJ:
9 Bishan Place, Junction 8 Shopping Centre #08-02
Tel: 6259 0802 Web: www.rsvp.org.sg/cyberguide
Basic Digital Skills course fees are SkillsFuture Credit eligible.
Take the Basic Digital Skills Quiz
To be digitally-ready, you will need basic digital skills to tap on the benefits provided by digital technology, including convenience and the ability to connect better with those around us.