SCLT Volunteer Attends LinkAge iT4U Event in Bristol
24th March 2015 saw SCLT Volunteer and member of the Minorities Outreach Team, Roger Ibrahim, attending the LinkAge iT4U computer training event in Bristol, which was very well attended by members of the City's older adult community.
The event was facilitated by the popular charity and SCLT safety partner, LinkAge, which seeks to provide a variety of social inclusion events for local seniors. The iT4U event was arranged to provide a tailored computer training session for older adults who would like a little advice and support about using some of the modern technology in use today.
Following the event, Roger said, "I was really amazed by how many people turned with their tablet computers for some support around how to get the best out of the equipment. From my point of view, it was a great opportunity to discuss cyber-safety for older adults and how to recognise and avoid online deceptions and scams"
"With the huge increase in older adult useage of the internet over the last few years, it has become an increasingly important part of SCLT business to focus upon cyber-crime within the senior population. Events like these really allow us and our safety partners like LinkAge, to tap into our target audience and pass on the safety message where it's needed"
All visitors to the event received a personal copy of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine, which contains a regular feature on cyber-crime in every edition