Dedicated team of trainers there to ease the fear of the unknown
THE GOOGLE Digital Garage initiative is looking to boost older generations’ confidence at online skills such as learning how to set up an email address, use video calling or even help with the basics of search.
May King Tsang said: “When speaking to the many older people who have come into the garage looking for help and advice, we’ve realised that fear of the unknown plays a big part in preventing them from seeking advice.
“We have a wonderful team of trainers who are equipped to help people of all ages and at all levels, meaning older people can come in and learn the basics without feeling rushed, and what’s more the training is free of charge.”
The search giant has also teamed up with consumer group Which? to offer sessions on how to stay safe and secure online.
“The aim is to help older people learn how to spot and avoid the latest and most common online scams and threats,” says May King Tsang.