THE rise of online fraud and financial abuse of senior citizens will be part of the focus of the Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program which was launched today.
Minister for Innovation, Science and Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said — which is now in its second year. more than 10,000 senior citizens had already signed up to participate in the program
“The program strives to get Queensland’s older population online with confidence, help reduce social isolation often experienced from not being digitally connected, and improve resilience to online fraud and financial abuse,” she said.
“The digital world is changing at a rapid pace and navigating it comfortably is something often take for granted.”
Minister for Seniors Coralee O’Rourke said the program aimed to bring seniors up to speed with the changing digital world.
“While digital literacy is steadily increasing across the state, Queensland’s over 65 population is one of the groups who are the least digitally included and are at risk of being left behind,” she said.