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Internet Buttons: new free webtool to make going online easy peasy
25th April 2012
Republic of Ireland
Internet Buttons is a new free webtool that makes the Internet super easy for anyone new to the internet or nervous about using it.
21% of people in Ireland never use the Internet. And whilst 77% of 16 – 29 year-olds access the Internet almost every day, just 21% of people aged 60 – 74 do. Internet Buttons hopes to overcome this digital divide that exists between generations.
Internet Buttons is an initiative of UPC. UPC offers customers TV, broadband and digital telephony and is dedicated to giving everyone access to the digital world, which they understand can be pretty complex to people new to it all. Internet Buttons makes the internet accessible to everyone.
Internet Buttons was created by the not-for-profit company We Are What We Do as part of their work to get people from different generations talking more, sharing more and spending more time together.
A new report (Monday 14 April 2014) funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) finds that many older people enjoy good social connections. However, a substantial number are at risk of social exclusion.