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Why some older people stop using the internet?

This report from Age UK, explores why some older people stop using the internet. 

In an increasingly digital world, many people cannot imagine life without the internet. However, not only are there 3.4 million people aged 65+ who have never used the internet, but there are also a further half a million older people who have used it in the past but not recently. Surprisingly little attention has been paid to this group.

Age UK wanted to find out more about the reasons why some people are no longer online. They carried out a survey and then undertook some follow-up interviews to explore this issue in more depth.

Click here to read the Age UK report - Not like riding a bike: Why some older people stop using the internet (March 2020).