Why should older Australians miss out on getting rich by being unable to buy the world’s most valuable crypto-currency – Bitcoin?
Why should older Australians miss out on getting rich by being unable to buy the world’s most valuable crypto-currency – Bitcoin?

Teen techies help older folk to be part of robot revolution

For those of us who grew up with 24-hour shopping and deep-state conspiracies at our fingertips, we can sometimes forget there are some who haven't caught on to the robot revolution.

Thankfully there is a group of tech savvy teens who are helping an older generation tell the difference between their Bitcoins and Bejewelled.

Made possible by funding from the State Library, the one-on-one sessions being held across Coffs Coast Libraries pair a young person up with anyone needing help to become a little more technologically literate.

Sometimes we forget that not everyone has the ability to stay up until 4am gambling on obscure sports in far away countries.
Sometimes we forget that not everyone has the ability to stay up until 4am gambling on obscure sports in far away countries.

The youngsters involved in the sessions are smart, local people who know about current technology and are happy to have a chat.

The program empowers seniors while also giving young people valuable employment and experience in a teaching environment.

 

"I'm delighted to see an initiative that allows our young people to be employed doing something they enjoy while helping our older community members to become more technologically self-sufficient," said Coffs Harbour City Council mayor Denise Knight.

Too many people don’t know the feeling of winning a signed poster of Justin Timberlake on eBay. Coffs Harbour City Council is helping to right that wrong with some one-on-one workshops.
Too many people don’t know the feeling of winning a signed poster of Justin Timberlake on eBay. Coffs Harbour City Council is helping to right that wrong with some one-on-one workshops.

The 20 minute sessions give seniors the opportunity to ask anything in an effort to help them get the most out of their digital devices including computers, tables and smartphones.

www.libraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au

One-on-One Tech Savvy Senior Sessions

Free 20 minute bookings between 10am to 12pm

Toormina Library: Tuesday January 19 and Friday January 29

Woolgoolga Library: Wednesday January 20 and 27

Coffs Harbour Library: Monday January 18 and 25 and February 1