Blog Internet Safety Tips for Seniors
Alex Lloyd April 15, 2014

Internet Safety Tips for Seniors

Senior citizens are connecting to the Internet in greater numbers every year. According to the findings by the Pew Research Center, 53% of American seniors age 65 and over use the Internet or email. This makes  seniors are among the fastest group of internet users.

Unfortunately, seniors are vulnerable to identity theft & various internet scams due to their lack of internet and computer skills. They are also more trusting. These factors make them easy targets for cyber criminals to prey on.

The infographic below reveals some important internet safety tips to protect seniors from scams, hacking and malware attacks, and identity theft.

Internet safety tips for seniors

About Alex Lloyd

Alex Lloyd heads AnchorFree's content department. Before joining the team, he was a former professional race car driver—competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times—and has spent the past decade writing content for major publications such as Yahoo and CNN.

View all posts by Alex Lloyd
Subscribe to our newsletter

Become a Hotspot Shield insider to get the latest news, updates, and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.

  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.