I went to a free drop-in session at the Citadel – there are drop-in sessions most days around the city.
Media stories about internet crime, porn and cyberbullying can mean that safety concerns prevent some accessing the internet.
Problems like this are part of what is described as the ‘digital divide’ between the ‘haves’, who have access to the internet and know how to use it, and the ‘have-nots’, who do not.
In Aberdeen, people over the age of 55 can find help with these and many other internet-related issues at a local charity called the Silver City Surfers.
I went along this week to find out more about what they can do to help and was really impressed with the range of activities and assistance offered.
Their website is or you can contact them on 07799 371329.
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It is not possible to use the ‘switching’ websites to ensure that you have the best price for your electricity or insurance.
Whether it is buying train tickets or cinema seats, those who do it online get a better deal.
These are run by presenter Graham Castle, who won a national Digital Hero award for his work last year.
Silver City Surfers also goes out into the community to deliver local workshops based in community centres.
Thus the digital divide can have an economic impact on older people who do not use the internet.