The internet holds many benefits for older people. It’s a great way to look up information, compare prices for goods and services, do shopping without having to leave your home, connect and stay in contact with loved ones, play your favourite games and even make some new friends.
The internet has lots of positive aspects but there are things you need to look out for when you are online to keep yourself safe and to protect your personal information.
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It is so easy to fall victim to fraud, identity theft & cybercrime. Come attend our Online Safety workshop and learn more about Staying Safe in your Digital World. 💬Discussions, talk, 🗫 .#learnmyway online course https://t.co/Ix8RiH5gMe pic.twitter.com/A6RNYxSpgu— Age UK Dacorum (@AgeUKDacorum) June 26, 2018
Participants listening intently at 'Staying Safe in your digital world' #OnlineSafety workshop today at #Boxmoor Warners End Community Centre. Did @Online_Centres #LearnMyWay Course. Come and join next workshop https://t.co/Ix8RiH5gMe pic.twitter.com/e1tlc8DrbM— Age UK Dacorum (@AgeUKDacorum) June 18, 2018
Have you had unwanted calls 📞 and text messages 📳 you don't know what to do about? Do they worry you? Watch this video clip from ofcom on how to identify different kinds of calls and text messages and where to report them. pic.twitter.com/loEGbYTTYC— Age UK Dacorum (@AgeUKDacorum) April 11, 2018
Do you know someone who needs help reducing the number of nuisance calls they receive? Share our advice on how to identify different kinds of calls and messages, and where to report them: https://t.co/Q8OgNbeMzz pic.twitter.com/jDS5QdjJyk— Ofcom (@Ofcom) April 9, 2018
Scams can have a devastating emotional and financial impact on older victims, damaging their quality of life and wellbeing. Our new video with @actionfrauduk explains how you can protect yourself from doorstep scams. Visit our website for more advice: https://t.co/08qj5WHRk5 pic.twitter.com/MMhSIxd3zc— Age UK (@age_uk) March 14, 2018