Goggle and Age Action have joined forces once again to find another Silver Surfer. This programme tasks people around the country with nominating their friends or loved ones who have an excellent handle on all things internet.
The internet is an amazing resource and as it permeates into more and more aspects of our lives, it also becomes an important part of how we communicate, learn and connect. People over the age of 50 are getting more involved in the information revolution every day and Google and Age action want to highlight that drive.
Speaking at the launch, Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources said, “The internet and digital applications are now central to our lives. They empower people in so many ways. Too many older people are still missing out on these opportunities. The government wants to ensure that no one is left behind. Telling older people about the opportunities available to them online is important, but showing them is even better. That's why I am a strong supporter of the Silver Surfer awards an inspiration to others that there is so much for them online and it’s never too late to learn.”
Now in its 4th year, the Silver Surfer Awards hope to up their number of entries from 2013 - which already stood at more than 200. There are 5 categories this year, including New to IT, Hobbies on the Net, IT Tutor of the Year, the Golden IT Award and the Google Silver Surfer Award.
You can nominate someone in any of these categories by heading to the official site or you can also call01 475 6989. The closing date for entries is the 5th of October 2014 and the winners will be announced at a fancy awards ceremony on the 20th of October at Google HQ in Dublin.