It seems more often than not that senior citizens are left out or left struggling when it comes to learning any and all things tech.
However, this video of teenagers teaching seniors to use the internet is an attempt to bridge the gap that currently exists between the elderly and the World Wide Web.
In this video that will have you all smiles, the people behind Cyber-Seniors created a documentary of a program that was inspired by two sisters who saw the difference that technology was making in their Grandparent’s lives. The ability for them to use the internet to keep in touch while living in different cities was instrumental in these two sisters lives, and in the process, they saw a much bigger opportunity.
According to the Cyber-Seniors website:
“The film chronicles the extraordinary journey of a group of senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet through the guidance of teenage mentors. Their exploration of cyber-space is catapulted to another level when 89 year-old Shura decides to create a YouTube cooking video. A spirited video competition for the most “views” evolves as the cyber-seniors’ hidden talents and competitive spirits are revealed. Cyber-Seniors provides insight into the wonderful things that can happen when generation gaps are bridged, proving you are never too old to get ‘connected.”
The teenagers and the seniors featured in the video make an incredible team as they tackle the obstacles head on, offering the chance for the elders to get connected with the rest of the world.
The program also offers the ability for an older person to become a Cyber-Senior, as well as the opportunity for younger people to volunteer as a mentor.
If you would like more information on becoming a Cyber-Senior, becoming a mentor or to request a screening of the documentary at a location near you, be sure to check out the documentary website.
While this is an amazing attempt at bridging that gap that exists between senior citizens and the internet, that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the blunders of those still learning.
Be sure to check out our post that features 25 of the most hilarious examples of the elderly struggling with the internet.
What do you think of this program offering technology assistance to senior citizens? Would you ever sign up your Grandmother or Grandfather for the program in hopes that they would learn how to use technology more effectively?