Positive reactions to the idea of using of disaster mobile phone apps amongst, largely elderly, citizens who are not active on social media
The results also point at groups of citizens who are not active or frequent social media users but may still be interested in using mobile phone apps. This was confirmed by the qualitative data which revealed that in particularly the older participants showed the most positive response towards using and testing a “disaster app”, contradicting thus the cultural stereotype of older people being generally more technology-averse.
Cultural Factors: Worldviews, Open-mindedness, Communication, Attitudes toward the media, Age-related roles
Hazards: Natural hazards, Man-made non-intentional hazards or emergency situations, Man-made intentional hazards
Disaster Phases: Preparedness, Response
Types of Actors Concerned: National civil protection body, Local authorities, Government