As a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017, Silver Surfers Digital Media is offering free in-person cyber safety and privacy presentations in October for community groups, churches, senior living communities and others interested in learning more about online safety awareness for baby boomers and older adults living in Boulder, Larimer, Broomfield, Denver and Weld counties.
Seniors are more connected than ever before, yet there still remains a significant digital divide. A 2016 survey by Home Instead Senior Care found that two-thirds (67 percent) of U.S. seniors online have been the victim or target of at least one common online scam or hack. More than one-third (38 percent) report that someone has tried to scam them online, and 28 percent of surveyed seniors have mistakenly downloaded a computer virus.
We believe it’s important to provide seniors with the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information. While we offer tech classes and coaching year around, Silver Surfers Digital Media is joining the global effort to promote online safety awareness as a Champion during National Cyber Security Awareness Month with our free presentations.
Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM aims to expand cybersecurity, and privacy education and awareness globally.
How the presentation works
Silver Surfers Digital Media will provide a free 20-minute cyber safety presentation at your preferred location (Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer, Weld and Denver counties) that outlines nine simple steps to online safety and includes a handout (printed or emailed) for participants.
Your organization/group must provide a minimum of seven participants, a space large enough for your group, a flat screen TV with HDMI input or a projector/screen, and Internet access.