Bernard Hall, Cuddington
Haddenham Medical Centre
By Haddenham Webteam - 14th April 2018 10:00am
Do you know a senior resident who would benefit from help in understanding some of the potential scams that feature on the internet these days?
While increasing numbers of older folk are embracing online technology as a source of information, email communications and social media, there are real concerns that many are vulnerable to scams and device infections by viruses or identity-stealing malware.
In response to these concerns, Buckinghamshire County Council is launching an innovative e-safety programme in Aylesbury Vale, matching local young people with their older peers. The youngsters will provide free one-to-one tuition on internet safety to the older residents.
The Council is running the series of free inter-generational e-workshops in Aylesbury Vale during the Spring, starting this month.
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 will give tips on how to spot scams, fraudulent emails and how to keep their personal information safe online.
Lin Hazell, the Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: "We know there is so much young people can learn from older residents — and vice versa. Relationships between these generations can be really valuable.
"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 seniors in Aylesbury Vale to sign up to these workshops which are all completely free of charge."
The programme has been funded by the Police & Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley and is being supported by Buckinghamshire County Council, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards and Aylesbury Town Council.
The first of the 'Savvy Safety' workshops take place at the University Technical College in Aylesbury on:
- Monday 16th April
- Wednesday 18th April
- Friday 20th April
More dates and venues will be added.
For more information or to register for a place by emailing email@example.com or calling 01296 382 120.
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