Video calling is a way of keeping in touch with your family and friends and the services you use.
Learn My Way has a course on video calling. It includes information on the different ways you can make video calls:
- FaceTime – this is used on iPads and iPhones
- Messenger – sometimes called Facebook Messenger
The WhatsApp YouTube page has videos in different languages, including Arabic and Urdu.
Some services are providing support via Zoom.
Zoom is a video calling tool that allows you to have video meetings with lots people at the same time.
Setting up an email address
Which? magazine has a guide to setting up an email address for the first time.
Getting in touch with services
You can access a range of public services on the mygov.scot website. This include things like finding:
- a GP
- your local council’s contact details and website
- out about benefits you might be entitled to
A Local Information System for Scotland (ALISS) has information on foodbanks, money advice and homelessness support.
There’s lots of entertainment available for free on the internet:
- BBC iPlayer (you’ll need a TV licence to use this)
- 4 on Demand
- BBC Sounds app for radio and podcasts (podcasts are shows you listen to. You can download them from the internet and listen to them whenever you like)
- Free crosswords and puzzles from the Guardian
- Using Google Maps in StreetView to explore the world
Learn My Way has a course that covers watching and listening online.