The Internet creates excellent opportunities for seniors to meet people, conduct business, plan travel, access records, stay in touch with friends and family, and support hobbies and entertainment interests. You can learn how to take advantage of the opportunities without falling prey to predators so you can have peace of mind when you go online.
The Washington State Office of the Attorney General’s Office has put together an online resource aimed at the unique vulnerabilities seniors face when going online. There are specific scams tailored specifically to exploit older Internet users.
Having less refined computer and Internet skills and being more trusting are major factors that make seniors more vulnerable. This site addresses: seniors and social networking sites; cyberbullying and seniors; online dating and seniors; information exposure and seniors; and tips for seniors to stay safer online. Learn more here.