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Older generations are catching up when it comes to broadband use, according to a new study.

Research conducted by TalkTalk and F-Secure has found that nine out of ten UK web users over the age of 60 go online every day, with 68 per cent logging on several times a day.

This compares to 77 per cent of 26-35 year olds, which shows the boom in 'silver surfers' across the country.

A third of over-60s now access TV and radio over the internet and one in five play games online.

TalkTalk also found that three-quarters of online over-60s use the internet for banking and 83 per cent do at least some of their shopping online.

Tristia Clarke, Commercial Director at TalkTalk, claimed silver surfers are "happy" using direct applications to communicate over the internet.

"To help all internet users – whatever their age – keep themselves safer online, we launched HomeSafe, our free network level security service, which alerts customers if they are about to visit a website infected with malware," she stated.

"HomeSafe and the Super Safe Boost, mean that TalkTalk customers of all ages have the tools they need to explore the great things the internet has to offer in a way that is secure."

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