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Advance notice for Silver Surfers’ Day 2011

News arrives in your correspondent’s inbox that it’s only 8 weeks to go to this year’s Silver Surfers Day the national campaign that aims to get older people using computers and the internet. Silver Surfers’ Day is specifically aimed those over 55 years of age (such as the author of this dire drivel. Ed.).

Since the inception of Silver Surfers’ Day in 2002, the campaign has enabled over 100,000 older people to get online. Even so, 1 in 5 people aged 55-64 have still never used the internet – and this rises to 3 in 5 of those aged 65. The main barriers for older people are often a lack of confidence and understanding and some handholding is required to enable them to overcome their inhibitions.

This year Digital Unite, the organisation behind Silver Surfers’ Day, is marking the event’s 10th anniversary with a new week-long campaign, Spring Online with Silver Surfers’ Day, running from 16th – 20th May 2011.

For more information about Spring Online or to register an event visit Alternatively call 0800 822 3951 or email springonline (at)