Test your internet skills

How are your digital skills? Do you know how to use a browser or how to connect to free Wi-Fi? The chart below will give you an idea of how your abilities rank.

 

Starter

Improver

Digitally skilled

Information

I can use some apps on my device.

I do not use the settings app.

I do not know how to download software.

I do not know how to use a browser. 

I can use most applications on my devices.

I know how to change some of the settings for my device.

I know what downloading is but do not often do it.

I know how to use a browser.

I can use all the apps on my devices.

I know how to change most of the settings on my device.

I frequently download information and software from the internet.

I know how to use a browser and set the default internet page. 

Communication

I use text messaging not email.

I can write a text.

I can send a text. 

I have an email account and can log into it.

I can send an email.

I can open and read an email. 

I can make a video call.

I can send an invite to a video call.

I can record a call and save or send the recording. 

Creation

I can fill in an online form.

I can take a photo with my phone.

I do not know how to create my own documents. 

I can use word processing software.

I can take a photo and share it with others.

I can record video. 

I can create and design my own documents.

I can take a photo, edit it and share it with others.

I can record and edit video. 

Safety 

I can create a password and user name.

I have difficulty recognising spam emails.

I do not know what know what virus protection is.

I have registered for some online services.

I am able to recognise most spam emails.

I have virus protection on my computer. 

I have registered for many online services.

I have no difficulty recognising spam emails.

I have virus protection and can clean up my device. 

Problem solving

My device is already  connected to the internet.

If I lose my internet connection I do not know what to do.

I do not know what I am paying for internet. 

I know how to check my device is connected.

I can recognise when the internet connection is lost.

I have a rough idea what my internet costs but don’t often look for better deals 

I am able to connect my device. 

If I lose connection, I know how to connect to another source.

I know my internet costs and often look for better deals. 

For a more detailed understanding of your internet skills, take part in our survey below:

Essential skills survey

You'll receive an e-mailed a copy of your assessment, which you can use as a record when seeking training and it will help us map internet skills across the borough.

Find more information on our other essential skills training.

If you'd like to improve your digital skills, view our list of training providers in Southwark or online internet support  pages.

Page last updated: 30 December 2021

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