Digital Divide: Language barrier, scam fears stop some from using tech

Jessie Teo (left) teaching her elderly neighbour Mdm Ong Lee Toh how to use video calls at the TOUCHpoint@AMK 433 located in Ang Mo Kio Ave 10.
Jessie Teo (left) teaching her elderly neighbour Mdm Ong Lee Toh how to use video calls at the TOUCHpoint@AMK 433 located in Ang Mo Kio Ave 10.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - To while away her time on weekdays when her children are busy at work, retired dishwasher Wong Ah Moy, 80, often travels from her flat in Tampines to Toa Payoh bus interchange, where she grabs a bite and goes people-watching.

Her no-frills 3G flip phone allows her to go online to perform limited functions, but she only uses the phone to call her family members occasionally.

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