The internet makes a great channel for almost anything you can think of, from learning or looking up information of absolutely just about anything, connecting to other people in any corner of the world, and stay in touch with friends and family, do banking and online shopping, etc. Because of these undeniable stuffs the internet offers, more and more seniors are becoming more interested and even falling in love with the idea of being able to use computer and internet.
The key to teach seniors on using computer and internet is to spend some time with them, make them feel comfortable with the basics, the twists and turns and navigating online and switching from one website to another.
However, we all know how challenging it is to teach them how to use the computer and internet properly. Two main roots of this problem are; one, the lack of computer skills for our seniors, and two, the lack of internet skills.
Though more and more seniors are becoming computer savvy, most are still not. Because of which, their computers are not secured properly, exposing them to various risks lurking on the internet. Installing security software programs, antivirus, firewall and secure passwords are crucial, but all these things can be really difficult to teach to your senior loved ones.
Your best bet is to hire a computer technician from a reputable firm to review your setting, fix problems and setup your security settings. Of course, you need to make sure you check the company with the Better Business Bureau and ask the company to send you a licensed and reputable technician to do the job. Better yet, if you have a trusted friend or family member who knows what to do, then ask them to take care of your computer security needs.