Tech savvy youngsters show the older generation how to stay safe online

e-safety workshopInternet users aged over 50 have been getting tips from local young people on how to spot scams and stay safe online.

It's all part of Buckinghamshire County Council's free e-safety programme in Aylesbury Vale, which matches local young people with their older peers. 

The Council is running the series of free intergenerational e-workshops in Aylesbury Vale during the spring. The first set of workshops have taken place and more dates will now be added. The aim is to help older and less confident Aylesbury Vale residents to access computers more easily and for younger residents from local schools and colleges to pass on their skills and knowledge. It’s also about bridging the gap between the generations and helping local people form new friendships regardless of their age.

The young volunteers give tips on how to spot scams, fraudulent emails and how to keep their personal information safe online.

Lin Hazell is the Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing.

She said: “Obviously a lot of older people are really tech savvy but for those who aren’t as confident this is a brilliant way to learn a few important skills from the younger generation – and you could even make a new friend or learn something you didn’t know already.

“I urge local over 50s in Aylesbury Vale to find out more about these workshops which are all completely free of charge.”

Plans are in place to hold more similar workshops later in the year. Keep up to date with what's coming up by visiting the website.

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