Tech for Seniors Workshop 2024

This project was funded by New Horizons for Seniors Program. Our goal was to help seniors increase their comfort and confidence navigating the online world.

Delivered by Chris Shultz

The workshop had ten participants and was extremely informative. Everyone commented that they learned a great deal. It was held on February 15 and 16, 2024.

The workshop covered the following content:

  • Understanding Online Threats – social engineering, phishing attacks, malware, drive-by downloads, Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks, wi-fi eavesdropping, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, key logging, password attacks, credential stuffing, ransomware and unpatched software.
  • Password Management – importance of creating a unique and strong password for different accounts, and password management tools.
  • Email Security – identifying phishing emails, spam filters and email settings, and safe email communication practices.
  • Safe Browsing Habits – recognizing secure websites, avoiding suspicious links and pop-ups, and the importance of software updates.
  • Social media and Privacy – overview of popular social media platforms and privacy settings on social media accounts.
  • Online Privacy Tips – importance of controlling personal information online.

Chris implemented ice breakers that were a lot of fun. He also addressed participant questions and concerns, as well as providing additional resources for ongoing learning.

They laughed, they cried, they learned to be safe out there! 😎

10 Seniors Participated

Day 1

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Understanding Online Threats
  • Password Management
  • Email Security
  • Safe Browsing Habits

Day 2

  • Social Media and Privacy
  • Online Privacy Tips
  • Q&A and Closing Remarks
Check out the original Tech for Seniors Workshop!