5 Fantastic Resources to Help Your Mom Get Familiar With Internet
Your mom is asking you how to set up her email account, and you’re feeling a mix of joy and frustration. Don’t worry! Here are five resources to help her learn about the Internet and technology. This might save your sanity.
1. Teach Parents Tech
Google launched an initiative last year that enables you to send video tutorials to anyone who may need them. The process has been streamlined, making it easy for you to select the videos that meet their specific needs. Discover Teach Parents Tech – you may find it helpful too.
2. What Browser am I using?
There are users who don’t know their internet browser. If they have a browser-related problem and want to Google it, they need to know their browser and version. Fortunately, there’s a site called What Browser? that provides this information. If your parents still use Internet Explorer, they can click “Try a New Browser” at the bottom to find something more helpful.
What Browser? teaches you to change your settings.
3. How to Use Google
Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime. I firmly believe in this when teaching, and I believe that everyone should know how to use Google effectively. Using Google search operators is an important skill that can greatly enhance one’s knowledge. I recommend reading our understanding Google search operators article, as well as a helpful article by Search Engine Land. These resources will be invaluable whenever someone needs help on the computer or wants to learn something new.
4. Keeping Away from Traps
The internet can be scary, especially for new users. Parents may not be aware of scams, viruses, and other dangers lurking online. It’s impossible to memorize all the hazards, but you can keep them informed with Securelist. Securelist provides updates on hoaxes and viruses, giving your parents an idea of the dangers in today’s online world.
5. 20 Things I Learned
20 Things I Learned” is an eBook curated by Min Li Chan and the Google Chrome Team. It offers a unique HTML-5 reading experience, allowing users to navigate it naturally, like a book. The eBook teaches fundamental knowledge, such as “What is the internet?” and “What is cloud computing?”. Take a look at “20 Things I Learned.
I’m confident that your mom (or dad) will enjoy a great time on the internet and make good use of this resource available at their fingertips. Share your experience with us! Cheers.
As Fred Humiston, the author behind Twothirds.us, I focus on providing practical and easy-to-follow guides and solutions for a variety of technical issues that people commonly face.
My articles cover a wide range of topics, from troubleshooting out-of-sync audio on TikTok and managing Firestick devices, to understanding the impact of Capcut on video quality and resolving sound issues on Hisense Roku TVs.
I also delve into more general tech tips, like how to block numbers on landlines or use VPNs without Wi-Fi. My goal is to make technology more accessible and less intimidating for everyone, whether you’re a tech novice or a seasoned user. I strive to offer clear, concise, and helpful advice to make your digital experience smoother and more enjoyable.