The majority of older Australians would like to use the internet more. They prefer to learn face to face with family, friends and colleagues.
Older Australians’ attitudes
*includes skills related to using the internet and/or specific devices.
Older Australians’ motivations
7/10 with low to no digital literacy skills want face to face help
Top three preferred training methods:
The desire to increase internet use decreases with age:
Older Australians prefer to learn from someone they know however many reported that often loved ones do not understand how hard it is for them to learn new skills and that they can be impatient with them, leading to further anxiety and frustration.
1 in 2 think they will participate in the Be Connected initiative
Thirty-three percent of young people have seen videos or images promoting terrorism online.
Source: Research commissioned by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, May to June 2017. Respondents included 3,602 adults aged 50 years and over in Australia.