The Grandparent’s Guide to the Internet
By KeriLynn Engel,
Who Is Hosting This, 27 April 2016.

You’ve seen your kids and grandkids doing it: looking up all kinds of facts on the fly, chatting with friends online, banking and booking flights, sharing vacation photos and videos.

From the sidelines, it can look tricky. Their fingers might seem to fly over the keys too fast to follow, and you have no idea how they got from point A to point B. They were born to this technology, and it’s easy for them to pick up new things quickly.

But this is all new to you, and a bit overwhelming. Everything changes so fast, with technology changing, developing, and growing obsolete in the blink of an eye. How can you possibly keep up when everything looks different from day to day?

The truth is, though the details might change, there are plenty of constants when it comes to the internet. The basic underlying skills and tools are pretty much the same as they were at the beginning. Once you master those, you’ll be equipped to find your way, no matter what details change.

And learning to use the internet is worth it. Your family wants you online: they want to be able to share photos and write to you on email and social media. They want you to be able to participate in video chats with them, so that no matter how far away they are, they can still see your face and hear your voice.

And it’s not just for them. The internet is an amazing tool that can help you with so many aspects of your life, from looking up information to satisfy your curiosity, to more practical uses like doing your banking or having groceries delivered.

In our Grandparent’s Guide to the Internet below you’ll learn not only the skills to navigate and search the web, send and receive email, chat and share on social media, and video chat with your friends and family around the world, but you’ll also learn tips for keeping yourself safe online.

You don’t have to leave the Internet to the young; there’s something for all ages. Once you’ve got the basics down, you may even find yourself teaching your grandkids a trick or two!

The Grandparent's Guide to the Internet

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