In a recent survey, Pew Research Center found 87% of adults ages 50 to 64 are online, while 66% of those 65+ reported using the internet.
America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen.
As their mobility decreases, seniors depend more on shopping on-line. The internet plays an increasingly central role in connecting seniors to news and information, government services, health resources, and opportunities for social support.
They take courses, attend church and other meetings right from their homes, an increasingly important experience especially in these pandemic times.
While these opportunities are opening an increasing panorama for seniors, they are also an increasing target for hucksters and cyber thieves who would sell unscrupulous products and even invade and steal data from their computers.
As this new wave of cyber services expands, so does senior vulnerability. Accordingly, legislation is coming forward in Congress and in many state legislatures to protect senior’s from cyber crimes and Seniors Across America is there to help get this kind of legislation passed, while we stop legislation that would increase senior cyber vulnerability.