An investigation by Kaspersky concluded that 52% of millennials Portuguese feel obliged to give support to the level of technology to their relatives, while 13% admit to avoiding them when they know they will want this type of help.
According to the study, approximately one in three millennials Portuguese are worried about their parents being cheated online when they themselves are not around to help. Kaspersky considers that "we have seen a reversal of roles, and if it was parents who warned their children of the risks that could happen on the street, now they are the children who warn parents about the threats they can face while browsing online."
For Alfonso Ramirez, Managing Director of Kaspersky Ibéria, "even if the older generations want to protect themselves without external help, the knowledge necessary for such protection does not exist. This is because, first of all, technology issues are unfamiliar to them, and then because with the many negative comments they see on the subject, they make them want someone they can trust. "
What has happened is that the pressure on young people to help with technology issues is beginning to affect not only their family relationships but also the way they used to give their families.
Kathleen Saxton, a psychotherapist, adds that "the older generations end up looking at all these changes with some fear, even having some fear of being deceived – often the millennials who are forced to save such situations" .