Digital literacy initiatives for over-50s
“According to some scientific studies … the mastery of digital communication means can have beneficial effects on elders who cannot easily enjoy social situations … the daily use of the Internet has a positive effect on life satisfaction levels.”
The volume entitled Ipotesi per il futuro degli anziani. Tecnologie per l'autonomia, la salute e le connessioni sociali [Hypotheses for the Future of Elders. Technology for Independence, Health and Social Connection, Il Mulino, 2021] presents a number of initiatives developed by the 50&Più Association to contrast the grey digital divide, especially during the lockdown, and its collaboration with the Fondazione Mondo Digitale. Initiatives promoting “pocket technology” include Project Zoom, I webinar di Spazio 50 with FMD coaches, the School of Internet for Everyone (50&Più reserved some lessons to its partners) and #socializziamo at “Immagina 2021”.