Do your parents know how to use internet?

@youless (91533)
Guangzhou, China
June 30, 2007 3:12am CST
My mom just knows a little bit, and she usually reads online news or books. When the date I taught my dad about internet, he was addicted to it. Today he seldom makes a phone call, he prefers to use SMS sent by internet, email or the communication software like MSN. He think the people don't know how to use internet are quite outdated. He ever said he wouldn't get in touch with anyone who doesn't have an email account:)
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
8 Jul 07
No but my mother is 80 yrs old so I don't think she is going to learn now. I would be happy if she would just learn to use the remote.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Jul 07
Learning something is still a very good habit.
• India
7 Jul 07
No, my parent are not so educated so, day don't know how to use Internet. But,I always tell them about this miracle of today's world. They feel very amazed with it. I taught my brother and cousins, how to use Internet. I tell them how it can help them in their studies. I also make sure them that they know how actually use it for their benefit. I take them to Internet cafe and show them different useful things.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 07
Yeah, I think the young people today should learn it.
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• United States
7 Jul 07
my mom knows enough about the internet to check her myspace account and use that. other than that, she doesn't know how to download anything or upload anything or just surf in particular. but that's a start.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 07
That is already a very good start for your mom:)
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Neither of my parents know how to use the internet. My mum took a few free lessons that they held at her local library but because she doesn't have a computer, she has lost what she learnt. We were thinking of getting her a laptop, but she needs a landline for internet connection which she doesn't have so we shall see!
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jul 07
It needs time to practise the computer so that it won't be forgotten easily:)
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@ertzinas (239)
• Finland
4 Jul 07
My mom knows pretty much, she plays internet games like pool and chats with other people in some strange chats, she can also do some other things on computer. Well in average she can do basic things with computer.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jul 07
Well, your mom really knows the net very well:)
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
2 Jul 07
My mom knows some of the basics, but doesn't like to use the computer, my dad knows many of the basics. He doesn't have an email address, but he pays his bills online, and sometimes he'll look online for news and such. Have a nice day. Pablo
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jul 07
It's strange that it seems your dad already knows a lot of the main usage of the internet but hasn't an email account.
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@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
My father is very familiar with internet. With his line of work, he sets up wireless internet connection at hotels, schools etc. He also spend most of his update in learning through internet. It is indeed very useful. My mother on the other hand, doesn't use the computer. If ever she does, she needs to be assisted by her children.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jul 07
Your father takes a very good advantage of the internet:)
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• Egypt
2 Jul 07
thank you .you are wonderfull
@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jul 07
Thanks for your praise:)
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@bonex666 (10)
• Indonesia
30 Jun 07
My parents don't know well about internet. Especially my mom. She even doesn't know how to use computer(maybe..;p). But my father knows a little bit about internet. Coz he might be use it for his job. But not so addict with it. Only for some purpose only. He thinks its not necessary to do all things with internet, its not simply things he said..haha
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• Italy
30 Jun 07
My mother works as a secretary, but she is mostly clueless about the Internet. Like, she saves sites as favourites and then has to ask me where the favourites are listed because she can't find them, even when they're right under her nose. ;) My father has never surfed the Net in his life. He's always scared when I chat to people because he says everybody who uses the Internet is a pedophile. Once he told me a story about a girl who met someone in a chat room, the usual, and I pointed out I'm never in chat rooms, I talk to people on forums. And he was like, what's a forum? I mean, he warns me about chat rooms and he doesn't even know what they are!!! XD
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jul 07
My dad seems to be addicted to the internet, although he's 60 years old:)
• Malaysia
1 Jul 07
yup my parents know how to use the internet. my dad is probably an intermediate user but my mom is just an average medium user. however they're probably not as advanced as your dad though, sending sms thru the net and use MSN, only email and stuff ^_^
@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jul 07
Thanks for your praise:) I will tell my dad that my friend from Mylot just praised him:)
• Malaysia
21 Jul 07
hehe thanks, you're so sweet. :)
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• Australia
1 Jul 07
I am glad and proud to say that my mum knows how to use the internet! and is pretty good at it too! I taught her how to use it and also, sometimes when she encounters problems on the net about settings and etc...... i help her out. She does online banking and play games (yes, my mum plays games LOL! pacman :D) she also earn money online by buying and selling shares which is great, (earning more than myLot lol!)
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jul 07
Wow! She is really a smart woman:)
• Australia
2 Jul 07
hahahahaha, YES my mum is really smart, and pretty, in my eyes =D she is the perfect mum. We talk about just about anything, very open minded and we are a close family. My dad also knows how to use the computer quite well, he actually have to face the computer most of the day doing his work and organizing his own business (there are lots of things you have to be careful of when running your own business.) On my mother's side, i have many uncles who work in the computing industry and they are all so pro! xD
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@userkasep (110)
• Indonesia
1 Jul 07
my parent knows how to send email and read news from major news website, but if they need to search about something ... they called me and ask me to look for it in the internet. I tried billion times to tell them and show how ... but still they hard to get it. and in my neighbourhood ... my parent not the only one .... hahahah lame....
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jul 07
It's already great for them to check email and read news via the net.
• Indonesia
2 Jul 07
I hope my parent know how to search what they looking for, and will not ask me to do it. so nothing will bothering me playing DOTA ... hahahahha I got twice leave a game because of my mom ask me to look for handphone specification on net.
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
30 Jun 07
Both my father and father-in-law have passed away several years ago. My mother and mother-in-law (the latter is staying with me) know nuts about internet. In fact, they know nothing about even operating a PC. They only know what a PC looks like through its appearance, and will not even know how to turn one on. You can say that are very outdated when it comes to technology.
@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jul 07
I am not surprised to hear that. Some elders also don't know how to use ATM and they prefer to go to the bank instead.
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
2 Jul 07
You are absolutely right about them using ATMs. Somehow anything that requires an electronic card that has a barcode or smartcard chip scares them. Can't blame them really. ATM technology wasn't prevalent at the time they were in the prime of their worklife.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 07
Of course, my late parents didn’t know how to use internet as old timers seldom used computer in those old days. When my kid was small I used to teach him how to use computer but nowadays computer has been improved tremendously that in many cases I have to seek help from him instead.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Nov 07
My son is 3 years old, and he already starts to use computer:)
• India
9 Nov 07
None of my parents know as we don't have computer home. Though my father is bit interested now and is willing to learn
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Nov 07
That is a good beginning for your dad:)
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
9 Nov 07
My mom knew how to use the internet before I did. She knows more than she lets on. I just dabble. We keep in touch by phone and emails.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Nov 07
You have a smart mom. Please say hello to her from me:)
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@nempel (139)
• Indonesia
9 Nov 07
good for your mom youless :) , my parents don't like internet at all, even touch a computer never, only using a phone, and watching television, but I can't push them to use internet, I don't know how to push them to try using internet a little, so they could know how usefull internet for us, and how fast information we get from internet now aday.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Nov 07
Be patient and show them nice usage of the internet, perhaps your parents will be interested in it soon.
• India
8 Nov 07
Blah blah for them.. they are less interested in knowing this.. You know often i get scoldings from them, " Gee.. What are doing by sitting long hours on your pc.. Do some useful work.." Funny.. But i dont care.. set aside those things and keep march on Happy Mylotting Youless..
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 07
At least you don't have to worry about they will use your computer and you can take advantage of your computer very well:)
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
8 Jul 07
My parents didnt have any chance of learning on how to use the internet. Even I myself got the chance of using the Internet, when I was at the age of 16. My father is much interested in learning on how to use the computer and internet and I am planning to do within the next 2-3 months. Till today, it was my parent who taught me everything, I feel good that I can teach something to my parent now.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Jul 07
It sounds great that now you can teach your parents. They must be so proud of you:)
• United States
8 Jul 07
My mother still thinks my monitor is the computer, and my modem is the CD Rom drive. She still thinks the tower is just a metal box. I try not to laugh. She has at last figured out the 'little record player' that is a DVD player. She knows which side to put the DVD in on to get the little sucker to play. She hasn't blown the microwave up, or fed a video tape into the VCR backward yet. She's getting better. Gadgets still don't like her. Mom was born in 1937. Life then was very different. Radio was the rage, Mom didn't see a TV until the 1950's. She was born in Alaska, before it became a state.
@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Jul 07
Wow, Alaska, what a beautiful snow place:)