The survey of 1,500 adults who have reached their seventh decade found 39 per cent feel they are anything but ‘tech savvy’.
And 18 per cent find it difficult to get to grips with the online tasks they now have to do day-to-day.
But six in 10 think there’s more pressure on older generations to adapt to using technology as they’ve been familiar with life without it, compared to the younger generations.
As a result, almost half (49 per cent) want to learn more digital skills, as 46 per cent feel they have to rely on gadgets and technology on a daily basis.
It also emerged the typical over-60 has learnt 12 new tech related skills in the last 10 years, including making video calls (47 per cent), online shopping (42 per cent) and how to use QR codes (32 per cent).
Ordering prescriptions (29 per cent), selling things online (22 per cent) and streaming films and TV shows (18 per cent) also featured in the list of modern skills older adults have grown used to.
The research, commissioned by BT Group, found one in 10 use these skills to feel less lonely.
And 65 per cent believe you are never too old to learn new things.

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