Story: Older people

Texting lessons

Texting lessons

Many older people like or need to keep up with contemporary forms of communication. In the early 21st century internet classes were popular amongst the over-65s. Some used cellphones to communicate with friends and family. This Wanganui Collegiate student teaches an elderly woman how to text in 2008, using abbreviated language, numeral substitutions and symbols.

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Peggy Koopman-Boyden, 'Older people - Lifestyles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Peggy Koopman-Boyden, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 Aug 2018