However, it is not just youngsters embracing technology these days.
Many elderly people that live alone can feel quite lonely; having access to the internet allows them to stay in touch with children and grandchildren.
The internet has made it so much easier for people to stay in touch, especially as they get older.
As well as smart phones, many elderly people are investing in tablets, which they can take on holiday and use as e-Book readers.
One of the main reasons so many elderly people are using the internet today is that it allows them to stay in touch with their family members.
Technology is all around and these days many people do much of their day-to-day business via the internet.
From shopping to booking holidays and cinema tickets, many people spend hours each day on the internet via their computer, laptop, or mobile device.