Gift Vouchers for Computing

Buy your loved ones the gift of learning this Christmas with a gift voucher for some personal, one-to-one tuition with LJ Digital Media.

Stuck for a present for that person who has everything but who would like to be able to get online and feel confident with email, browsing and social media?  For £25 I deliver a bespoke lesson in the comfort of their own home with the use of all  hardware and software included.

Sessions last at least an hour and a half and a worksheet is included to enable personal onward learning.

Phone me, Lisa on 07966516270 or email for details.  * Please note there is a geographical limitation.

New Year, New You!

As the year draws to a close we are already planning an exciting programme of courses and workshops for 2017.  LJ Digital Media will be delivering workshops across the area in January and February and we are looking forward to helping attendees to get online and access all that the wonderful world wide web has to offer.

On Friday 13th January we begin a new course at TCR Hub in Barnard Castle.  This course will be held every Friday from 10am-11.30am and there is a £5 charge per session. Numbers are limited and bookings can be made by phoning Lisa on 07966516270 or emailing

untitledWednesday 25th January sees us working in Shildon with a 5 week course, every Wednesday morning from 10am-12noon aimed at introducing basic digital skills.  Please note, this course was originally due to start on 18th January for 5 weeks.  It will now start on Wednesday 25th January and run until Wednesday 22nd February.

On Thursday 19th January we will be at Crook library with a 5 week course running 10am-12 noon every Thursday.

Both the Shildon and Crook workshops run for a 5 week course and cover exciting topics including email; browsing the internet; research using the internet; social media and creating documents, posters and CV’s.  It is recommended that you sign up early for the course of your choice as numbers are strictly limited.

Booking can be made by phoning Colour your Life Outreach Coordinator, Jane,  at Jack Drum Arts on 01388 765002 or email:

All equipment is provided and workshops are a gentle introduction to computing with a friendly, supportive tutor.

So why not sign up for a course?  Make 2017 the year you learn new skills.

New Workshops at Middleton Hall

Thursday 10th November saw the first of a series of workshops held at Middleton Hall Retirement Village.  Some of the residents of Middleton Hall expressed interest in attending workshops at an iTea and Scones event in September and the first series of workshops is now underway.

Some of the topics we will be covering include, basic digital skills; email and how it can help communication; online shopping in safety; digital organisation; the glossary of digital terms; and how to safely use apps and programmes on digital devices.

The workshops are currently booked to capacity but it is hoped that a further series will take place.  All attendees did extremely well, progress was made and fun was had!

At LJ Digital Media we are very keen to ensure that the sessions help attendees learn in a no pressure, fun  environment and during the first session, there was fun and laughter accompanying the learning!

Pay as You Go Website Offer

Up until Christmas we are offering an easy and affordable way to have your own website, promoting your business to a far wider target market than local social media groups reach.

For a deposit of £49.99 we can build your website, taking away the stress of trying to do it yourself!  We secure your domain name, host your website and create dynamic content perfect to get your business out there and trading on the world wide web.

We will then bill you in manageable equal monthly installments for all work carried out and offer pre-arranged billing plans so …no nasty shocks!

Get your business website up and running in time for Christmas!

“All businesses, however small or however busy, need a website.  It provides a global information point for prospective customers, for ever!  It is the cheapest form of advertising you can do.”

iTea and Scones

The first of our FREE drop-in sessions is taking place at the Hub, Barnard Castle on Wednesday 2nd November, from 10am – 12 noon.  All are welcome to pop along for a friendly chat regarding helping you to get online.  Whatever it is you want to do with computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone, if you would like some free friendly advice, simply pop along!

…and there are scones!

Tea, coffee and cream scones are on offer!

So pop along to this session and have a chat with me, Lisa and I can help you to get online, stay safe online and enjoy all that the world wide web has to offer.  All IT advice and tuition is free and if you would like a drink and a scone there is a suggested donation of £2.scone

Phishing, Vishing & Smishing!?*

With online fraud rising dramatically in 2016 it is now more important than ever to stay safe online and prevent the fraudsters from claiming you as their next victim.  But just how do we keep our money out of the clutches of the online thief?  Follow the 7 simple rules detailed below and you can help keep your money safe.

  1. PIN and PASSWORDS will never, ever, ever be requested by genuine bank staff.  Do not reveal them to anyone.
  2. SHRED, RIP, TEAR paperwork detailing your name, address and account numbers before disposing of them.
  3. If you receive an email from your bank, paypal account or other financial organisation, DO NOT click on any link in the email.  This could be a Phishing scam. Open up another browser and access your account in the normal way.
  4. Update security software on your computer or laptop.
  5. Know than any advice to move your money to a ‘safe’ account detailing fraudulent activity on your account, is actually a SCAM.
  6. TAKE FIVE.  If in doubt take five minutes to pause before clicking or acting on something which is out of the norm.
  7. Take a look at the action fraud website which is packed with useful tips.

*Phishing – scams originating in an email.  Vishing – scams originating in a phone call.  Smishing – scams originating in a text message.


Digital Skills Workshops

On Tuesday 30th August a series of workshops begin at the Hub in Barnard Castle.  These sessions, aimed at adults who wish to improve their IT skills will run from 1pm to 3pm for 5 weeks ending on Tuesday 27th September.

If you are interested or know anyone who you think might like to enhance their computing know-how, please contact Lisa at lj digital media on 07966516270 or call Laura at the Hub on 01833 690150.

This workshops are fun and friendly and are aimed at building confidence…not writing code! I look forward to seeing you there.