“Older people have dirty photos on their smartphones!” says smartphone security company
Seniors can sext too! How one in four 50 to 75-year-olds have sent ‘intimate’ messages and photos
Baby boomers have joined the sexting bandwagon, according to new research.
Just under a quarter – 24per cent – of the 1,258 individuals aged 50 to 75 surveyed by software security company McAfee said they had used their cell phone to send ‘intimate’ text messages, emails or photographs to someone.
Eighty per cent of respondents also revealed that they are active on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, spending on average five hours surfing the web every day.
Source: Daily Mail, 24th October 2013
As much as we don’t like to think of the 50-75 generation being both sexually active and – even more disgustingly – tech literate, it seems it’s just a symptom of the world we’re living in that granda keeps sending grandma mucky messages.
Or, at least, so says an uncontrolled, unverified online survey commissioned by a company looking to sell smartphone security software to seniors, of course:
Robert Siciliano, a security expert for McAfee, highlighted that while young people are more savvy about protecting themselves online, older generations often don’t realize the ‘hard consequences of sharing too much personal information.’
Perhaps they should buy some kind of security system, right Robert?