Today is Safer Internet Day and there’s a great new study just released by AARP and Microsoft that reveals how online communications and social networking are helping families to keep in touch, enriching their relationship, and helping to bridge the generations. The study surveyed both younger and older generations and found that going online increases the quality and frequency of family communications. Social media is seen as a handy way to stay in touch.
While almost all of the respondents feel comfortable communicating via social networks, they are concerned about their safety and security online. Older individuals are concerned about online identity theft, harassment, and malicious software. It’s important for everyone to be informed about the steps to take tostay safe, secure and to protect your privacy when online. Check out Project GOAL’s brochure that provides detailed information on how consumers can be safe users of the Internet.