Ded­i­cated team of train­ers there to ease the fear of the un­known

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS -

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.

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