Chapter 2 Fundamental digital skills

The computer is a tool that accompanies us on a daily basis, both personally and professionally. It is versatile and powerful, it allows us to carry out many activities: from creating documents to surfing the Internet, from managing finances to having fun. But to make the most of its potential, it is important to know the basic operating systems and applications:

  • Knowing how to use Microsoft Office or Google Suite is essential for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations;
  • Knowing the operating system (such as Windows or macOS), is essential for computer management and for installing new programs.

It is also necessary to know how to use the Internet safely and consciously. Browsing the Internet allows us to access a huge amount of information and perform many online activities, such as shopping, booking travel, and communicating with others. However, it is important to know the risks and know how to protect your privacy, while protecting your online safety.

In conclusion, knowing the operating systems and basic applications, knowing how to navigate the Internet safely and consciously and developing one’s ability to use the computer efficiently are all essential elements to make the most of its potential.