ELDERLY AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB [INFOGRAPHIC]

ChurchTechToday | 9/24/2018 | Lauren Hunter
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The importance of the world wide web cannot be downplayed in today’s world. It has revolutionized almost every aspect of life. From how we socialize to how we perform business transactions, almost everything can now be done online.

Now, almost everyone has come to realize that the internet is here to stay; even senior citizens who showed low adoption rates in times past have begun to embrace it. Chances are you’ve received a Facebook friend request from one of your grandparents. Don’t be surprised, statistics show that many of these old ones are now getting connected to the internet. And they use it regularly too.

Today - % - Citizens - Age - Access

Today, over 70% of citizens over the age of 65 who have access to the world wide web are making use of it on a daily basis. That isn’t all. They spend at least 27 hours every week surfing online. Senior citizens are embracing the wonder that is the internet at a rapid pace. The percentage of senior citizens who make use of smartphones is 42. That figure was 18 just five years ago.

The adoption of the world wide web among senior citizens reduces with age. Only 59% of seniors aged 65-69 use it. That figure falls to 49% when considering senior citizens aged 70-74. Only 31% of citizens aged 75-79 use smartphones. For citizens over the age of 80, only 17% of that class are avid users of the internet.

Generation - Generation - Regards - Internet - Use

The older generation is not that different from the younger generation as regards the internet. They make use of it just like we do. Chief among the activities that they perform online include:

One of the most exciting things the elderly use the...
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