Research shows that senior citizens are among the fasted growing segment on Facebook. This makes sense because social media sites like Facebook allow seniors to keep in touch with friends and family across the miles. Using social media also provides an opportunity for interaction with their favorite brands or television shows. Web chatting sites such as Skype or Google Hangouts also provide face-to-face interaction as a way to truly stay connected to friends and family.
As a society, we have quickly become driven social media. As a caregiver, being aware of the pitfalls and the benefits of social media for seniors will help protect the privacy of your loved ones. At LifeFone, the physical safety of your loved one is our number one priority, but we also believe that their online safety is important.