41 per cent of over 55s want mobile devices for Christmas; under 55s want jumpers

Grandparents are tech-savvy this Christmas
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The latest Kaspersky Lab research shows 41 per cent of Brits aged over 55 want a tablet, smartphone or laptop for Christmas.

Those who thought they’d be safe with buying knitwear for the older generation be warned, only fiver per cent want jumpers, yet 14 per cent of 18-24 year olds are putting Christmas jumpers on their wish list.

David Emm, senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said: “The whole nation is becoming increasingly reliant on technology. Gone are the days when technology was aimed solely at younger people, it is no longer age dependent.

"As more mature consumers open their eyes to what technology has to offer, they need to be aware that times have changed, and issues such as cybercrime and malware are at the forefront of modern internet activity and are developing fast. However, there are simple internet security measures you can put in place to make technology fun and safe for all ages this Christmas."

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