Interested in our online security and privacy for older adults? Eran will give a talk at the Magid Igbaria Technology and Information Management seminar at the Coller School of Management in Tel Aviv University. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12:00 – 13:00, at Recanati building, room 306.

Title: Understanding and Enhancing the Online Safety of Older Adults with Collective Efficacy 

Abstract: Older adults (people who are 65 or older) face increasing online security and privacy threats in a rapidly changing technological landscape. However, many of them do not face these challenges alone: they rely on family and friends for support and advise. In this talk, we will discuss how collective efficacy can be used as a theoretical construct in understanding and enhancing the online safety on older adults. We will review several studies, utilizing experiments, surveys, and co-design sessions, to understand how older adults seek support today, how family and friends help and advise them in these issues, and how social technologies can solve difficult problems in asking and providing help. We summarize the discussion by suggesting a new theoretical model for collective efficacy in online safety – focusing on social groups, rather than on the individual user, as our main unit of engagement and analysis.

Collaborative work with Tamir Mendel, Eran Tromer, and Shahar Maoz from Tel Aviv University and with David Lo and Debin Gao from Singapore Management University