Results of the monitoring project "Digital Literacy in Slovakia", which focuses on key areas of digital literacy of people in pre-retirement and retirement age. 📲💻🖥👴👵
In terms of seniors' adaptation to modern ICT, it is possible to observe a relatively favourable trend - a decrease in the share of those who refuse to adapt and learn to use it. While a decade ago such a figure was as high as 50%, today it is only 23%. On the other hand, among the seniors who learn and adapt, those who find it difficult to learn and adapt still prevail (42%). In contrast, 35% of them have no problems with ICT.
The most common digital communication device for seniors is the smartphone- in overall, 63% of respondents use it. Second is a laptop or notebook (43%) and only in third place is the classic push-button mobile phone (37%). On the other hand, a desktop PC is used by 33% and a tablet by only 23% of seniors. On the other hand, a significant proportion of respondents say they have a problem with operating these devices.
(^^^) (^^^) Other survey data revealed that a significant problem in the use of modern ICT is safe behaviour in cyberspace. In terms of cybersecurity, seniors are a relatively inexperienced group. Most often they only encounter spam and phishing in various forms - i.e. fraudulent phone calls, e-mails, websites, text messages trying to extort sensitive information or money directly from them. Significantly fewer seniors report experiencing viruses, misuse of personal information, privacy breaches, hoaxes, hateful behaviour or hacking attacks. However, 44% of seniors who do not know if they have ever encountered such threats - i.e. they do not know how to recognize them - can be considered a significantly at-risk group.
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