Generation gap is something that develops with the advancement of technology. When you were a child you could send Text messages, but when your parents were child they had no other option then to send letters. This gap broadens with time as when your parents are busy securing a good life for you, you eventually got ahead in terms of learning other tech stuff.
Then at a later age, when you will acquire a job and your parents retire, they are left on their on to deal with all that buzz out there.
Thus a need to teach your parents tech arose and folks at Google came to rescue, they created –
Creator of this website states –
Every December, millions of tech-savvy young people descend on their homes only to arrive to a long list of tech support issues that their parents need help with. A few of us at Google thought there had to be a better way that would save us all a few hours each December…
The result of our brainstorm was TeachParentsTech.org, a site that allows you to select any number of simple tech support videos to send to mom, dad or uncle Vinnie. The site is not perfect and hardly covers all the tech support questions you may be asked, but hopefully it’s a start!
The website is a collection of amazingly simple and easy to understand videos that covers topics as basic as “copy and paste” to topics as complex as “checking if an email is real”.
Following is the screen-shot of the website –
It is as easy as 1-2-3 to send a tech tip or help to your parents from anywhere in the world –
1) Select if the video that is being sent to your Mom or Dad or anyone else.
2) Then is the time to show your appreciation to parents that they are using their computer these days.
3) Then select a category and one or more videos to be sent.
4) Give a pat on there back by encouraging them and building their self confidence.
5) Then end the letter by showing your love.
Isn’t that as simple and saves a lot of time helping parents. The website even writes a small letter for you along with sending the videos.
With just a few clicks you were able to compose a letter to your parents containing Videos that will help your parents solve their tech problems.
Here’s a small introduction video to the service by google –
So next time you receive a call from your Mom/Dad asking for help, do take advantage of Google’s new service – “TeachParentsTech” 😉