Helping someone else with technology

Getting an older friend or relative online doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Whether you’re helping in person or from a distance, by choosing the right equipment and following some simple tips to guide them, you can help boost their confidence online.

If you're unsure how to teach someone about the web, start here. Find out how you can support someone while they learn.

A good online experience begins with the right smart device. There are some important things to consider when you're looking to get one for an older person.

Small text, hard to press buttons or quiet sounds can make technology harder to use. But a few changes can make it easier for an older person.

Also in the technology hub

Discover some different ways to use the internet in your everyday life.

Learn how to fix technology problems and stay safe, and where to get help.

Our quick-start guide to getting set up if you’re new to the internet.

Try Vodafone's Hi-Digital learning platform

Hi-Digital is a free online resource to help you improve your digital skills. Developed by Vodafone in partnership with Independent Age, you can complete as many courses as you like, by yourself or with a family member or friend, working at your own pace and choosing the lessons best suited to you.