The “2018 Safer Internet Day for Seniors” free event will be held on Tuesday, February 6 from 10.00am to 2.30pm at Cathedral Hall on Church Street.

A spokesperson said, “The aim of the free yearly event is to provide the Island’s seniors with the opportunity to learn the different ways to use technology to their advantage and how to navigate past dangers such as online fraud, identity theft, etc.

“Year after year, the feedback garnered shows that attendees enjoy the event immensely and benefit from the information provided. The Seniors rate the quality of the information received from the exhibitors at the top of the rating scale and express their eagerness to attend the annual event, even offering ideas for additional topics. So we’re quite excited to host it again.”

 

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Young people became teachers to their elders yesterday as the island marked Safer Internet Day with tips especially for seniors.

 

Shurnett Caines, mother of national security minister Wayne Caines, thanked student Tatiana Butterfield for teaching her how to shop online, as well as helping her to find the flashlight on her mobile device.

 

Ms Caines said: “We take a longer time to catch on with things. It was great having her as my teacher.”

 

Marion Swan, who was paired with Jared Dunstan to learn about how to access games on her iPad and use of e-mail, said she was left “truly thankful” for the experience.

 

The day of online awareness is usually aimed at showing young people safe and positive uses for digital technology.

 

For the fourth annual event, the Bermuda Government chose seniors for a day of workshops, followed by a special session with volunteer schoolchildren.

 

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A group of about 80 seniors got lessons in cybersecurity during Safer Internet Day this week.

 

The day included presentations and an expo where the seniors talked to representatives from a variety of agencies.

 

These included the Bermuda Police Service, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and the Office of Ageing and Disability Services.

 

The seniors learnt about secure use of the internet, how to adopt safe social media practices and how use high-tech tools like eReaders.

 

Wayne Caines, Minister of National Security, outlined the programme at yesterday’s session of the House of Assembly. Mr Caines said: “Importantly, they received information about the very real dangers that are constantly lurking online.” The seniors were alerted to phishing — when a scammer uses fraudulent e-mails or copycat websites to get access to private information like bank account and credit card numbers. Mr Caines added: “They were given tips on what to look for and how to protect themselves from this most common form of cyberattack. “They also received information about the importance and availability of a plethora of personal security devices that can help them feel safe on and offline.”

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