uk: Help older people on to the web, research urges

Fear of internet fraud is the biggest barrier to the over 50s getting online, according to a new report today which urges the government to do more to end “digital exclusion”.More than four-in-10 people over 50 fear that going online will make them vulnerable to fraud, say the findings from pollster ICM. Overall, its poll found that 82% of people in that age group admitted some anxiety about going online.

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