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Teaching seniors new technology

  • Pointing the way: Kamryn Martins, 17, from Mount Saint Agnes Academy, helps Marlene Smith get to grips with the latest technology at the Anglican Cathedral Hall in Hamilton yesterday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
  • Safer Internet Day at the Anglican Cathedral Hall in Hamilton (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
  • Safer Internet Day at the Anglican Cathedral Hall in Hamilton (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
  • Sinclair Richards at Safer Internet Day at the Anglican Cathedral Hall in Hamilton (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
  • Safer Internet Day at the Anglican Cathedral Hall in Hamilton (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
  • MSA student Tatiana Butterfield with Shurnett Caines, the mother of Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, at Safer Internet Day at the Anglican Cathedral Hall in Hamilton (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Young people became teachers to their elders yesterday as the island marked Safer Internet Day with tips especially for seniors.

Shurnett Caines, mother of national security minister Wayne Caines, thanked student Tatiana Butterfield for teaching her how to shop online, as well as helping her to find the flashlight on her mobile device.

Ms Caines said: “We take a longer time to catch on with things. It was great having her as my teacher.”

Marion Swan, who was paired with Jared Dunstan to learn about how to access games on her iPad and use of e-mail, said she was left “truly thankful” for the experience.

The day of online awareness is usually aimed at showing young people safe and positive uses for digital technology.

For the fourth annual event, the Bermuda Government chose seniors for a day of workshops, followed by a special session with volunteer schoolchildren.