A pilot program that encourages children to ‘ask gran, not Google’ is helping to connect children with their grandparents.

The idea came to Feros Care employee, Shelly Fletcher, after realising she was Googling information that could be provided by a grandparent.

Ms Fletcher challenged her cousins to stop using Google as the first option for answering a question and instead ring, Facetime or email their grandparents.

“We did it for a month and the results were amazing,” Ms Fletcher said in an interview with the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Seeing the potential for multiple benefits of such a program, Feros Care developed a pilot program based on the concept.

The program has been rolled out in 10 schools and resulted in more than 1,000 student writing and video messaging questions to their older relatives and clients of Feros Care.