The Conversation: Older Americans are given the wrong idea about online safety – here’s how to help them help themselves

The Conversation: Older Americans are given the wrong idea about online safety – here’s how to help them help themselves. “We have found that older adults attempt to draw on personal experience to develop strategies to reduce privacy violations and security threats. For the most part, they are successful at detecting threats by being on the lookout for activities they did not initiate – for example, an account they do not have. However, outside experts have an inordinate amount of influence on those with less perceived ability or experience with technology.”

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