In a recent post, we informed you of a technology website for people over 50 called Techboomers.com. Well, in this post we want to inform you of another site that shows not-so-tech-savvy seniors in action. It’s called Cyberseniordocumentary.com. This website was created to support a documentary entitled Cyber-Seniors.
The Film, Cyber-Seniors is about senior adults (up to the age of 105!) Joining a program that teaches them how to use the internet. While in the program, these seniors are mentored by voluntary teens. These men and women are shown how to use a computer for social networking, how to search for information, and some of the many ways one could be creative online. At the end of the program, the seniors come to get to see who has been most active and has had the most responses online for a grand prize.
Cyber-Seniors is more than just a documentary, it is pushed to become a movement. The scope of the campaign is to bridge the generational gap in technology. There are quite a few ways one can become involved with the program. One can sign up to become a mentor, a mentee, a partner, or participate in spreading the word in your community (The site has a Community Outreach Toolkit for those interested in spreading awareness.)
To see what else the Cyber-Senior group is doing, check out one of their many videos from their YouTube channel. Never think you are too old to learn anything new because the people at Cyber- Seniors are proving that the generational age gap in technology can be closed. Wanting to become a better texter? Learn how to navigate through Facebook? Wanting to see someone similar to yourself learn how to use the internet? Well, this is a campaign you should definitely be interested in. Both the documentary and the YouTube channel are humorous and worth the watch for all generations. It’s enlightenment at its finest.
Search for and connect with Cyber-Seniors on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter for more information and to stay up-to-date with their latest news!
Cyber-Seniors Documentary- Official Trailer