Tips for Seniors Dipping their Toes into the World of Technology

It’s not easy keeping up with all the new trends, changes and gadgets that are appearing and disappearing from the world of technology. However, the world of technology is helping boomers stay connected with loved ones irrespective of where they are. Although the world of technology is enabling a better social life for seniors, there are things you need to know before dipping your toes into it. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Beginning the Online Experience

If you are just getting started with the online world, use a tablet. Tablets are mobile and to use. Consider taking a class on introduction to the world of technology. This is an excellent way to enjoy the internet and socialize. Being tech savvy, improves your outlook on life as you can stay in touch with family and friends and learn about new things via the internet.

Protecting your Privacy

Entering the world of technology, also means being aware of online scams and identity thefts. Be sure to be informed about the latest scams and warnings. Learn how to use safe and secure websites. You should also learn how to identify spam, and be careful about opening mails from senders you don’t know.

Using Social Networking Sites

If you are using social networking sites, you may be bombarded with quizzes and surveys. If these sites ask invasive questions about your health and wealth, think carefully on its relevance. Ask yourself, why these websites need these questions. It would be beneficial for you, if you refrained from answering these questions as your answers may be accessible to other users and websites.

Online Dating

If you are widowed, divorced or a single senior, you may be considering online dating. Although this method of dating has caught the world by storm, and is an excellent way to meet new people, beware of online predators. The goal of online predators is to access your finances or to harm you. Protect yourself as much as possible against these predators by being extra careful about whom you meet.
The world of technology is a vast and beautiful place, which can turn dangerous in seconds. Being educated about the internet and being smart with your choices will help you enjoy your internet experience.

This article is by ActiveAdultLiving.com®, the website for all your retirement communities information.

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