Grandparents Online: Cyber Seniors: A Whole New World

           couple_392x259   There is a move afoot to team teen-agers with senior citizens to bring the seniors into the modern world of computers.

These kind-hearted teen mentors take it upon themselves to train seniors who would like to become cyber-savvy to use such online tools as e-mail, Facebook and Skype.

Watch the documentary entitled Cyber-Seniors to see how the teens went about bringing these wonderful senior citizens into the challenging world of the computer.

The six senior citizens in the video quickly became computer savvy and were able to venture into making their own you-tube videos. They learned to Skype with family members and opened their own Facebook accounts. You’ll want to meet Marion, a rapping 92 year old grandma and Shura who gets hooked on creating her own cooking videos. Go to the Daily Mail article to link to these entertaining videos. For other stories about how well teen mentors are doing as they teach computer skills to senior citizens see the Monterey Herald and Truth Atlas.

 Ask Granny  suggests you might want to check in your own neighbourhood to find similar programs. Teens are often able to gain community service credits as part of their education while having the benefit of making friendships with seniors who end up learning a new skills and enter into the cyber world.

The Daily Mail article

The Monterey Herald

Truth Atlas

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