From Phone time to Face time—No Disconnect Here!
Who says technology is hurting interpersonal relationships? New research shows that the "computer generation" no longer encompasses just the teens who grew up with technology. Seniors are migrating online like never before, which offers new channels for communication between the generations.
Whether texting, Skyping, Facebooking or emailing, seniors and youth have much to gain from each other. Read further for some surprising statistics on how seniors are increasingly embracing current technologies and finding new ways to communicate with their grandchildren and other youth. And, don't miss out on tips to help deepen interaction between younger and older generations.
This lesson, activities, parent and educator tips, and supporting resources are brought to you by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) and Cable in the Classroom. You can find others in this series here, or at the iKeepCurrent website.
Originally posted February 7, 2012 at iKeepCurrent.
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