Key tips for seniors
EMPHASIS PUT ON CYBER SAFETY
MORE than 70 community members attended a Council on the Ageing WA cyber crime program at the SwanCare Residential Village in Bentley.
The morning tea was hosted by Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt on October 14.
Attendees listened to ACS Fellow and ECU academic David Cook to gain an insight into risks with cyber technology and ways they can be reduced.
To address fears associated with victimisation limiting seniors’ usage of the internet, topics such as Wi-Fi security, password protection and email deception were covered.
Mr Wyatt said he was glad the forum generated strong interest.
“A wide range of cyber threat prevention techniques were covered and it was great to see seniors being proactive in learning all about these new-age threats,” Mr Wyatt said.
“I have certainly noticed an increase in the number of seniors contacting my office with concerns about scams and cyber safety.
“I believe that events such as this are the most effective way of arming seniors with some of the tools to combat cyber-crime, and make them feel comfortable and confident in using new technologies.”
Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt hosts the cyber safety forum in Bentley.