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Can the Internet Save Our Grandparents?

Can the Internet Save Our Grandparents?

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By Juran K. on Sep 18, 2020

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by Juran K. on Sep 18, 2020

The internet can keep us all together.

by Jamila Ahmed on Sep 18, 2020

Juran K. a month ago
I am so glad to hear that! My grandma is not keen on using the Internet and often feels very lonely. Thankfully, she lives close. But in Your case, the video calls are a perfect solution. I see great potential in educating elderly people to use Internet tools. They could find something interesting to read or learn a skill they always wanted to, following the online courses or playing specific games. On the other hand, they could report their health issues faster and share their weekly statistics with their children. We just need to find a way how to keep them motivated to actually start using these.
Jamila Ahmed a month ago
Aww, it’s nice that your grandma lives near to you. I completely agree, I think teaching the elderly how to use the internet would be very beneficial. But I do believe the elderly face barriers and that’s why so many are reluctant to use it. I grew up with the internet around me and I had ICT lessons from a young age but for someone who has never learned about it before, it can be hard for them. It would be nice if we could reduce the entry barriers for elderly individuals facing difficulties. Very true! It would be cool if they could share their health stat with their doctor and family, it would keep everyone in the loop about their health.

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