One in 10 Over-55s Would Rather Bungee Jump Than Get Online! ADVERTISING FEATURE

South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales), May 21, 2010 | Go to article overview

One in 10 Over-55s Would Rather Bungee Jump Than Get Online! ADVERTISING FEATURE


AS part of adult learners week, learndirect is encouraging people to face their online fears and give the internet a go for Digital Day 2010.

New research commissioned by UK online centres reveals that one in 10 over- 55s would rather take the plunge on a bungee than get online due to their fear of using a computer.

The new research of noninternet users was carried out to understand just what it is that prevents older people joining the ranks of the digitally included - and help them do something about it.

The research also revealed: A third (38%) would prefer to hold a spider than try out the internet; Others are worried about not being able to understand it (36%), 30% are worried about "looking silly" and 29% say they think they "might break the computer"; 52% of those afraid of flying would rather get on a plane than get online; The biggest reason behind fear of the internet amongst the over-55s is online security - 55% cite this as the main reason they're nervous of using the internet. …

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