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The Internet is for Everyone!

“Learning about the internet and how to use social media is also a great way to spend time with your family – albeit online. Ask your friends and family for their Instagram handles, then set up a profile and start taking photos. You’ll be joining the ranks of the 25% of Brits over 50 who claim apps make their family lives easier, from organising special occasions to communicating day-to-day.”

All the buzzwords and jargon can make the internet seem a strange and terrifying place to be. Never fear! Hannah Waters explains why the internet is for everyone and offers some top tips for staying safe online.

Knowledge is Power! Arm Yourself Against Rogue Traders this ‘Scams Awareness Month.’

Scams Awareness Month takes place every May and is designed to alert people to scams in their local area. Citizens Advice estimate that ‘every year more than three million people in the UK fall victim to scams’ (www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scams_awareness). So although being successfully targeted by fraudsters may feel embarrassing, it is by no means rare. Hillingdon council, for example, was recently successful in securing justice against a business called SAS Fire and Security Systems Ltd. The company had been targeting older people with expensive security contracts, based on the initial offer of a free alarm. You can read more on this […]