Grandchildren Encourage Grandparents to ‘Share’ Online

I share photos of my daughter with her grandmother, who loves seeing the latest news of my daughter’s activities. My daughter is not old enough to be on Facebook. But if she was, she most certainly would be sharing all her activities with her grandmother. Twitter is a less personal than Facebook, so my daughter doesn't use it even though there is no age limit.

Grandparents are encouraged by their grandchildren or other younger members in their family to stay in touch with the family by joining Facebook or Twitter. Based on a recent report it was discovered that more than one fifth of grandparents in the U.K. are very much a part of social networking platforms.

I share photos of my daughter with her grandmother, who loves seeing the latest news of my daughter’s activities. My daughter is not old enough to be on Facebook. But if she was, she most certainly would be sharing all her activities with her grandmother. Twitter is a less personal than Facebook, so my daughter doesn’t use it even though there is no age limit.

According to The Telegraph, My Voucher Codes surveyed 1,341 grandparents over the age of 60 in order to write about the internet behavior of people who are in their golden years in the UK. The report states close to 22 percent of the total number of grandparents surveyed gave a positive response to being active on at least one social networking site.

Of those grandparents surveyed, practically 71 percent are socially networking and have their profiles on Facebook. Thirty-four percent are on Twitter and only nine percent are active on LinkedIn. Since LinkedIn is more associated with business professionals, it makes since that grandparents would favor Facebook and Twitter.

“I think it’s quite a common misconception nowadays that the over- 60s aren’t as savvy as others when it comes to the Internet. Anyone would love to see their grandparents online.” Mark Pearson, chairman of My Voucher Codes told The Telegraph.

With Facebook’s age limitations, it’s hard to imagine all grandchildren are sharing information with their grandparents. I am sure sharing photos and current family activities with grandparents keeps their golden years more active and fulfilling.