Today is the ninth annual 'Silver Surfers Day', a day designed to encourage the older generations to get online. Events are being held around the country to help those who have never been online, to grasp basic skills needed to both get online, and to stay safe.
The internet is often seen as a technology for the young with gadgets and gizmos, but in fact the benefits are there for everyone; in fact, in many ways getting the older generations online could yield even greater benefits as it helps to keep them independent.
By shopping online, the elderly can avoid relying on friends and family, and get the full range of choices available to them. Also, by doing so, they will be able to get the best value for money, as comparing prices online is a lot quicker whether it's buying insurance or just groceries.
If you know someone who isn't online yet, and who could benefit, why not help them go online and make the most of the Internet.