The Internet can be a good and fun resource to use for research and learning.
Sometimes cruel messages can even come from people you know.
Now, he regularly Skypes with relatives not only in California but also in New York, Florida, and Texas.
Raymond and Schmidt are not plugged-in teenagers or young adults raised on a steady diet of technology.
“Most of the time, social workers are not asking older adults—or any of their clients—about their social connections made online or through technology,” says Paul Freddolino, Ph D, a professor and the associate director for research and distance education at Michigan State University’s School of Social Work.
“If we limit our understanding, we’re missing a dimension that’s important.” Reaching Out With Technology Slightly more than one-half of American adults aged 65 and older use the Internet or e-mail, and 70% of older adults online use the Internet on a daily basis, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project.