Google helps teach computer basics to parents

If your parents are old and just getting used to running a computer, this is one website which could help them. This site from Google is designed to help kids teach their parents and grand-parents about computer basics.

The website lets you select from more than 50 basic how-to videos for Windows and Mac computers and send them to your parents, grand-parents, elderly friends, senior citizens, or anyone else who you think could use a little help with the basics of comuters.

The videos explain some very basic yet useful tasks, which many of us may take for granted, but which some may need help with; and include tutorials on how to copy-paste, change screensaver, make text bigger to read, create a strong password, etc.

Here is an example on how to change screensavers in Windows 7.

You can create a custom email, address it to you mom or dad, select the videos you want to attach and send it – all in a few clicks. The recipient will receive your mail with the link/s to the video tutorials you selected.

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