Mum.Dad. do you need some help with that? Empowering older Australians in a digital era.

Scott RICKARD

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    Abstract

    The change to a digital environment for Australian families is more than simply adopting internet connectivity or a mobile phone. Moving from an analog environment and into a digital sphere for many individuals is confronting: the transition requires digital media literacy, that is an understanding of devices, forms of connectivity, installation of devices and how best to use digital connectivity to connect with other family members. In this Australian study the interviewees revealed that tensions occur between middle and older adults as both generations try to understand the effect of the change to a digital environment on each other and navigate the best path that enables communication and connection between family members. This paper will primarily draw on the interviews held with middle adult John and his mother Vera.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSelected papers of Internet Research 14.0
    Place of PublicationChicago
    PublisherAOIR
    Pages11-13
    Number of pages3
    Volume3
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternet Research 14.0 - Resistance and Appropriation - Denver, Denver, United States
    Duration: 23 Oct 201326 Oct 2013

    Publication series

    NameInternet Research 14
    PublisherAOIR
    ISSN (Print)2162-3317

    Conference

    ConferenceInternet Research 14.0 - Resistance and Appropriation
    CountryUnited States
    CityDenver
    Period23/10/1326/10/13

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    RICKARD, S. (2013). Mum.Dad. do you need some help with that? Empowering older Australians in a digital era. In Selected papers of Internet Research 14.0 (Vol. 3, pp. 11-13). (Internet Research 14). Chicago: AOIR.