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Digital behaviours of older Australians

How Australian seniors perceive and use digital devices and the internet.

This research was undertaken to support the development of eSafety programs for senior Australians, with the aim of increasing their confidence, skills and online safety. The Be Connected website was launched in October 2017.

The research findings were released in May 2018 as a summary report, with the full report also available.

About the research

This research into attitudes and experiences of older Australians was commissioned by eSafety and conducted by Ipsos.

The research comprised:

  • a national survey of 3,600 Australians aged 50 years and over, undertaken in May/June 2017  
  • focus groups of 26 respondents identified as having no or low digital literacy, conducted in August 2017.


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