"Safer Socializing on the Internet" at the AARP of Washington

The following video presentation is from the December 1's, "Get Connected" event held at the AARP of Washington, Spokane. The video session "Safer Socializing on the Internet" covers the basics of adult online safety, including how ensure your PC is patched and protected, and online safety advice."To help Washington seniors "Get Connected," AARP and Microsoft […]

AARP and Microsoft Help You 'Get Connected' to Social MediaThe following video presentation is from the December 1's, "Get Connected" event held at the AARP of Washington, Spokane. The video session "Safer Socializing on the Internet" covers the basics of adult online safety, including how ensure your PC is patched and protected, and online safety advice.

"To help Washington seniors "Get Connected," AARP and Microsoft recently held a series of free events on social media. Participants learned how to use social media to connect with old friends, make new ones and communicate with the grandkids. They also learned how to participate in online causes and volunteer activities, discussion groups and how to use social media to simply have fun."

According to AARP’s new report, "The New Social Clicks," 70% of online Washingtonians age 45+ have at least one social networking account, and more than 50% joined within the last two years. Facebook, LinkedIn and online communities related to hobbies or personal interests are the most popular social networking sites.

"Nearly six-in-ten (56%) online Washingtonians age 45+ say they've a Facebook account, and older adults are flocking to the site in increasing numbers. According to the report, respondents age 65+ are the fastest growing age-group in the state joining Facebook. The most common reasons given among all respondents for using Facebook include keeping in touch with friends (86%), extended family members (78%), and to connect with people from their past (67%)."

Here's the video: