Home-Start helps launch new online show helping mums get ‘tech confident’ A new innovative live streamed TV show, designed to help young mums become more technology literate and confident will be broadcast live from Facebook’s UK headquarters in London for five weeks from Wednesday 21 February. #techmumsTV, hosted by tech evangelist and founder of #techmums, Dr Sue Black OBE, will broadcast at 10am every Wednesday. The hour-long live shows are designed for young mums who want to find out more about all things digital, including how to keep themselves and their children safe online, how to become digital entrepreneurs, and how to use the internet to find work. As well as discussing current affairs and weekly challenges. The show will also include interviews with individual #techmums and female entrepreneurs. Young mums can watch the show through the #techmumsTV Facebook group; simply search for #techmumsTV, then request to join the group. Join the #Techmums TV group Dr Sue Black OBE said, “I launched #techmums in 2012 to help mums across the UK improve their lives through technology. Now, with #techmumsTV we hope to reach even more young mums to help improve their confidence online and master digital skills. We wanted to create something that celebrates young, impressive women, who also happen to be mums.” #techmumsTV is part of MumsConnected, a partnership between Home-Start UK and #techmums and is funded by the Nominet Trust as part of their #digitalreach initiative. Home-Start Hull, Home-Start Walsall, Home-Start Essex, Home-Start Portsmouth and Home-Start Kingston and Hounslow, are hosting free, weekly get-togethers for young mums who want to watch the shows together and create communities of local mums who want to learn more and access opportunities using technology. The format provides a safe environment for mums to meet and support each other in developing technology skills that will empower them and their families. At the same time the format gives flexibility for mums who are not able to attend in person (especially given childcare issues), to not miss out, and instead watch it from the comfort of their own home, using their phones. Vivien Waterfield from Home-Start UK said: “We know that being a young mum can be very isolating, so we are really excited that these MumsConnected parties are going to bring mums together. They will also be a great way for mums to learn new digital skills and find out how technology can help them”.