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  • Later life is no longer a time to wind down for over 60s
  • Later life is no longer a time to wind down for over 60s
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How the UK’s silver surfers are spending time online

There are 14.9 million people over the age of 60 in the UK and internet use among this demographic is growing. With more over-60s in the country than under-18s, digital Britain is shifting to cater to these silver surfers, but how are seniors spending their time on the internet?

Location United Kingdom

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There are 14.9 million people over the age of 60 in the UK – a figure that’s expected to surpass 20 million by 2030. [1] Internet use among this demographic is growing; between 2006 and 2014 the proportion of over-60s using the internet daily grew from less than 10% to 42%. [2] And with more over-60s in the country than under-18s, digital Britain is being greatly impacted by silver surfers, while the internet, in turn, is changing the lives of the UK’s older people.

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