As Vodafone Foundation launches Hi Digital, a digital skills resource for older people, we ask why some seniors are still worried about going online.
Broadcaster and consumer champion Gloria Hunniford, 82, is the epitome of self-assured professionalism and media savoir faire, but even she admits that when it came to technology she was “a little fearful” at first.
“I was one of those many over 65s who felt uncomfortable going online, but these days so much of our lives is online – from banking to doctor’s appointments – I didn’t want to be left behind, and my grandchildren told me I had to get on and join the 21st Century!”
Gloria was helping Vodafone Foundation publicise its new Hi Digital learning resource for older people, created with the help of charity Independent Age. Hi Digital aims to help over 65s learn digital skills and make the most of what the internet and social media has to offer.