Margarete

Age

75

 

Location

Regional Town

Relationship

Couple

Close to adult son

Far from siblings

About  Margarete

Margarete moved regionally with her partner after retirement to spend time with her son and his child. She has enjoyed making new friends and manages accounts for some locals which keeps her busy.

 

While not a digital enthusiast, she has come to rely on online sites to get books for her Zoom book club.

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Digital Literacy

 

Perceived risk of technology

Health

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Potential risks that Margarete is facing:

fears focused with online payments, losing privacy, identity theft and automatic payments.
will this digital device work the way I want it to – it includes forgetting instructions and managing passwords.
fear of buying too much online and the costs with upgrading software and devices.
oncerns that digital devices encourage physical inactivity and becoming addicted to the devices as well as the strains on eyesight.
concerns about feeling incompetent, getting frustrated and being overwhelmed with digital technology.
worries about online transactions, not receiving the purchased goods and processing errors.