Millions of Australians are at risk of 'digital exclusion', Digital IQ's Derek Tink said, urging those of us more tech-savvy to consider the plight of the uninitiated in an increasingly-digital world.
Speaking at Friday's Instagram workshop, he estimates that around 700 older Tenterfield residents have never been online.
"Around 25 per cent of Australians over the age of 50 have never used the internet," he said. "That's 2.5 million Australians at risk of digital exclusion."
Another recent workshop hosted by Our Place introduced the free Be Connected program to help senior Australians get the most out of going online.
In the run-up to Christmas Mr Tink asked that everyone think about how to help people connect, especially with family and friends at this time of year.