Close to 90 percent of the Swedish population aged 16-74 consider themselves to have sufficient skills to communicate with friends, relatives or colleagues via the Internet.
However, only six out of ten persons aged 65-74 think that they are capable of this. A higher share of men in this age group consider themselves to have sufficient skills, but in total there is an equal share of women and men.
Concerning the ability to protect one's private information or one's computer from viruses or other attacks, a significantly higher share of men think that they have sufficient skills to do so. In total, six in ten persons consider themselves to have enough knowledge to protect private information and seven in ten think that they have enough knowledge to protect their computers from viruses or the like.